hand level

noun Surveying.
a leveling instrument held in the hand and used for approximate work at short distances.
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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.
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