Meaning of theodolite

the•od•o•lite

Pronunciation: (thē-od'l-īt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a precision instrument having a telescopic sight for establishing horizontal and sometimes vertical angles. Cf.(def. 6).
  2. phototheodolite.
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