thermometer anemometer

thermometer anemometer

[thər′mäm·əd·ər ‚an·ə′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An anemometer consisting of two thermometers, one with an electric heating element connected to the bulb; the heated bulb cools in an airstream, and the difference in temperature as registered by the heated and unheated thermometers can be translated into air velocity by a conversion chart.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.