waywiser

Waywiser

Way"wis`er\, n. [Cf. G. wegweiser a waymark, a guide; weg way + weisen to show, direct.] An instrument for measuring the distance which one has traveled on the road; an odometer, pedometer, or perambulator.

The waywiser to a coach, exactly measuring the miles, and showing them by an index. --Evelyn.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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