Dy`na*mom"e*ter (?), n. [Cf. F. dynamometre. See Dynameter.]
An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
⇒ It usually embodies a spring to be compressed or weight to be sustained by the force applied, combined with an index, or automatic recorder, to show the work performed.
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