centrifugal tachometer

centrifugal tachometer

[‚sen′trif·i·gəl tə′käm·əd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
An instrument which measures the instantaneous angular speed of a shaft by measuring the centrifugal force on a mass rotating with it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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