An optical instrument used to measure angles in surveying, meteorology, and navigation. The earliest theodolite consisted of a small mounted telescope that rotated horizontally and vertically. Washington and Lee taught surveying in the mid-19th century
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“Theolodite,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/210.