- an instrument for measuring the pressure of a gas or liquid.
- an instrument used to determine the pressure in the bore or chamber of a gun when the charge explodes.
Origin of pressure gauge
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for pressure gauge
A pressure-gauge to register the depth of the sinker has been added by Sir William.Heroes of the Telegraph
We connect a pressure-gauge to it, and see what the finger of the gauge has to say.
It is connected with the pressure-gauge n, and is further provided with a control thermometer o.
There is a pressure-gauge on the pipe leaving the compressor and another on the one entering it.
Hurriedly he opened the draughts in the fire-box, shook up the coals, and saw the needle begin to quiver on the pressure-gauge.Where the Blue Begins
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