surveyor

(redirected from Sur­vey­or)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

sur·vey·or

(sŭr-vā'ŏr, ōr),
In dentistry, the instrument used in surveying.

surveyor

a dental instrument composed of a vertical post mounted to a flat metal base, a horizontal arm connected to the vertical post, followed by a vertical stylus which encases a piece of pencil lead. The second portion is a table to which a plaster cast of the teeth is clamped, so that a surveyed height of contour can be established.

sur·vey·or

(sŭr-vā'ŏr)
In dentistry, instrument used in procedure of surveying.

surveyor (survā´ər),

n an instrument used to determine the relative parallelism of two or more surfaces of teeth or other portions of a cast of the dental arch.
surveyor, Ney,
n.pr the first commercially available dental cast surveyor designed to select a path of placement or insertion for a restoration.
References in classic literature ?
Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The ancient Surveyor -- being little molested, suppose, at that early day with business pertaining to his office -- seems to have devoted some of his many leisure hours to researches as a local antiquarian, and other inquisitions of a similar nature.
Surveyor Pine, and from whose oral testimony he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth, as a very old, but not decrepit woman, of a stately and solemn aspect.
Surveyor Pue, emphatically nodding the head that looked so imposing within its memorable wig; "do this, and the profit shall be all your own You will shortly need it; for it is not in your days as it was in mine, when a man's office was a life-lease, and oftentimes an heirloom.
Remembering their own former habits, they used to say that the Surveyor was walking the quarter-deck.
I had ceased to be a writer of tolerably poor tales and essays, and had become a tolerably good Surveyor of the Customs.