dumpy level


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dumpy level

[¦dəm·pē ′lev·əl]
(engineering)
A surveyor's level which has the telescope with its level tube rigidly attached to a vertical spindle and is capable only of horizontal rotary movement.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dumpy level

dumpy level
A surveying instrument used in the direct measurement of differences of elevation; consists of a telescope and a spirit level (which is parallel to the telescope and mounted below it); the telescope is permanently attached to leveling base.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Surveying Using a Dumpy Level or Laser Plane Level to Determine Elevations
Setup for a survey instrument that is leveled manually will be the same for a dumpy level or a laser plane level.
Transits are dumpy levels that provide a means for measuring horizontal and vertical angles.
An automatic level has all the features of a dumpy level but is easier to use.
They consist of a dumpy level with a telescope that has a few degrees of vertical movement.
Laser Levels USA also carries other land surveying instruments and equipment such as total stations, theodolites, dumpy levels, tripods, and grade rods.
Laser Levels USA also carries other land surveying instruments and equipment such as total stations, theodolites, automatic levels, dumpy levels, tripods, and grade rods.