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durometer

[doo-rom-i-ter, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɒm ɪ tər, dyʊ-/
noun
1.
a device for measuring the hardness of materials, especially metals.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin dūr(us) hard + -o- + -meter
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  • Wide tires for drag racing tires also come in a variety of hardnesses or durometer ratings.

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