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hand level

noun, Surveying
a leveling instrument held in the hand and used for approximate work at short distances. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Establish a key line around the hill by using a hand level or contour gauge.
  • Slope gradient is usually measured with a hand level or clinometer.
  • The hand level is simply a small telescope which has a built in level bubble.
  • Layout a contour line on the slope with a hand level and wire flags.
  • In rough terrain, parallel profile levels outside of the slope stake lines may be used to check hand level work.
  • The same information may be obtained but with a lesser degree of accuracy by using a hand level.
  • Stream gradient was measured using an ocular hand level and a stadia rod.
  • Measure the gradient or slope of the riffle using a stadia rod and a hand level or a clinometer.
  • Most surveyors maintain a hand level as part of their personal equipment.
  • Use a hand level in uneven terrain to aid in selecting setup and turning point sites.

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