Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Anemometer

an·e·mom·e·ter noun \ˌa-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər\

: an instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed and sometimes direction of the wind

First Known Use: 1749

Etymology: anemo-, from Ancient Greek anemos, wind, + meter, from Ancient Greek metron, to measure.

A number of different varieties exist, from simple to complex--take a look on Google images if you're interested; here's one an elementary school student can make:

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