One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hand-held instrument for measuring the length of curved lines, especially on a map, usually having at its tip a small rotating wheel that is rolled along the line to be measured; a map-measurer.
Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ὀπίσω backwards (from ὀπι- + a suffix forming adverbs indicating direction) + -meter.
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