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See also: Speedo



Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of speedometer.


speedo (plural speedos)

  1. (informal) A speedometer, particularly one in a race car or other automobile.
    • 2006, Roger Williams, How to Give your MGB V-8 Power, page 209,
      You don′t need to change dashboards since the switches and instruments are suited to the V8, although the speedo and tachometer will require modification to adjust them to your V8′s gearing and cylinders.
    • 2009, Roger Williams, How to Restore Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A, page 126,
      One further advantage of the ‘J’ type overdrive units is that the speedo drive gear on the rear drive shaft of the gearbox can be changed, thereby adjusting the speedo-drive ratio to suit the TR′s 15in wheels.
    • 2012, Martyn Collins, The New Mini: All Models 2001 to 2006, page 34,
      The main instruments are in the centre of the dash, finished in silver (grey on the GP); consisting of a circular speedo with petrol and temperature gauges on either side.

Etymology 2[edit]


speedo (plural speedos)

  1. Alternative form of Speedo