tiltmeter etymology

English word tiltmeter comes from English tilt, English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.)

Detailed word origin of tiltmeter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tilt English (eng) (transitive) To cover with a tilt, or awning. (intransitive) To be at an angle. [1620]. (jousting) To charge (at someone) with a lance. [1590]. (poker) To play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck).. (transitive) To point or thrust (a weapon).. (transitive) To point or thrust a weapon at.. (transitive) To slope or incline (something); to slant. [1590]. To forge [...]
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
tiltmeter English (eng) An instrument designed to measure very small changes from the horizontal level.

Words with the same origin as tiltmeter

Descendants of tilt
Tilt-A-Whirl list
Descendants of -meter
accelerometer altimeter arthrometer barometer calorimeter calorimetry dioptometer dynamometer fluorometer geoboard geometry glucometer hodometer holometer inclinometer lucimeter pantometer photopolarimeter pulsimeter spectrometer symmetry tachometer trig trigonometry