- an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
- British. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, factories, etc.
Origin of gasometer
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Examples from the Web for gasometer
The acetylene formed is disengaged and enters the gasometer.
D, lead pipe, to convey the gas from the lead generator to gasometer.
The capacity of the gasometer here is equal to 15928 cubic feet.
At this station the gasometer is equal in capacity to 14808 cubic feet.
The gasometer at this place is equal in capacity to 22000 cubic feet.
- a nontechnical name for gasholder
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Word Origin and History for gasometer
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- An apparatus for measuring gases.
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