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pulsometer

[puhl-som-i-ter]
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noun
  1. a pulsimeter.
  2. a pump without pistons, utilizing the pressure of steam and the partial vacuum caused by the condensation of steam alternately in two chambers.

Origin of pulsometer

First recorded in 1855–60; pulse1 + -o- + -meter
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  • With the pulsometer pumps working night and day they couldn't keep the water out of the test pier he had sunk.

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British Dictionary definitions for pulsometer

pulsometer

noun
  1. another name for pulsimeter
  2. a vacuum pump that operates by steam being condensed and water admitted alternately in two chambers
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