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pressure gauge

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Roger watched the pressure gauge and scratched his head thoughtfully.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • Each cage was equipped with a simple air pump and a pressure gauge.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • A pressure gauge can also be fitted, although it is not in any way a necessity.

  • That means we'll have to maintain a watch over the pressure gauge.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • A pressure gauge convenient to the operator indicates this pressure, and a valve enables the operator to control it.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • pressure gauge feed is also attached and can be piped to any part of machine desired.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The force required for this purpose was judged of by the diminution of volume of the air in the pressure gauge.

  • Through the perforation in the stopper the interior of the cup is connected with a pressure gauge containing colored water.

  • Scotty swung one tank upright and prepared to attach the pressure gauge.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • In that instant, as Scotty attached the pressure gauge, the valve blew out!

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for pressure gauge

pressure gauge

any instrument for measuring fluid pressure See also Bourdon gauge, manometer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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