• Dumpy Definition & Synonyms
- (superl.) Sullen or discontented.
- (superl.) Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.
• Dumpy level Definition & Synonyms
- () A level having a short telescope (hence its name) rigidly fixed to a table capable only of rotatory movement in a horizontal plane. The telescope is usually an inverting one. It is sometimes called the Troughton level, from the name of the inventor, and a variety improved by one Gavatt is known as the Gavatt level.