speedo etymology

English word speedo comes from English speed, English meter

Detailed word origin of speedo

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
speed English (eng) (archaic) Luck, success, prosperity.. (photography) The duration of exposure, the time during which a camera shutter is open.. (photography) The largest size of the lens opening at which a lens can be used.. (photography) The ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a photographic objective.. (photography) The sensitivity to light of film, plates or sensor.. (slang) Personal preference.. [...]
meter English (eng) To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter. To measure with a metering device.. To regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath) (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.. (always meter) A device that measures things.. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting [...]
speedometer English (eng)
speedo English (eng) (informal) A speedometer, particularly one in a race car or other automobile.

Words with the same origin as speedo

Descendants of meter
klick metric