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Centimetre   /sˈɛntəmˌitər/   Listen

A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.  Synonyms: centimeter, cm.

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"Centimetre" Quotes from Famous Books

... has yet to determine whether the general view that breechloaders are more serviceable in action is correct or not. In the case of quick-firing guns it is certain that the breechloader is alone the right construction; but in our heaviest guns, which have a bore of 30.5 centimetre, and require three to four minutes to load, the advantage of quick-firing is not apparent, for here everything depends upon accurate aim, so that the heavy projectile may hit the right place. For this purpose clever manoeuvring is everything. Moreover, the battles ...
— The Coming Conquest of England • August Niemann

Words linked to "Centimetre" :   millimeter, dm, decimetre, mm, millimetre, metric linear unit, decimeter

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