Meaning of altimeter
Pronunciation: (al-tim'i-tur, al'tu-mē"tur), [key]
- a sensitive aneroid barometer that is graduated and calibrated, used chiefly in aircraft for finding distance above sea level, terrain, or some other reference point by a comparison of air pressures.
- any device used for the same purpose that operates by some other means, as by radio waves.
- altimeter (Thesaurus)