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Abney level

Definition of the noun abney level

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  1. a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube; used to measure the angle of inclination of a line from the observer to the target
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: surveyor's level = surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis

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Google previewModern Dictionary-Civil Engineering (1990)

by Puri & Anand

Abney level is one of the various forms of clinometers used for the measurement of slopes, taking cross- sections, tracing contours, setting grades and all other rough levelling operations. It is a light, compact and hand instrument ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Construction Terms and Phrases (2013)

by Karl F. Schmid

Abney level: A handheld level used in surveying to determine elevations and slope angles. Abney level. Abode: Any home or residence.

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

abney level A hand-held clinometer used to measure slopes in percentage. abort 1 To drop an unused load of water or fire retardant from an aircraft; ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Also, Abney level, Locke level. handling Industrial Engineering. 1. the process of manually or mechanically moving a manufactured object through any stage of production or distribution. 2. the means by which this is done for any particular ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

Ablock Abney levelA above finished floor Datum or benchmark for measuring the height. handheld level used for measuring elevations and vertical angles. Abney level of denial of access to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

Abney level A hand-held instrument to measure vertical ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

Abney level /ab -nee/ A simple surveying instrument for measuring slope angles. The level is held ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

Abney level. A simple surveying instrument for measuring slope angles. The level is held by hand, ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Abney level, a hand-held level used to determine elevations and angles of slope ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (1965)

by Francis John Monkhouse

Abney level A surveying instrument, comprising a spirit-level mounted above a sighting-tube, the bubble being reflected in the eyepiece. It is used to measure the angle of inclination of a line joining an observer to another point. If the linear ...

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