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tide gage

or tide gauge

noun
1.
a gauge for measuring the level of the tide: usually equipped with a marigraph.
Origin of tide gage
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • By that time it was strong enough to be suitable for a tide-gauge.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The most chronic sufferer throughout the vicissitudes of temperature was the clock belonging to Bage's tide-gauge.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Amongst the cases which were landed was one containing the recording apparatus for the tide-gauge.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Sandell and I now made a start at erecting the tide-gauge, and after the lapse of five days got the instrument into position.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The tide-gauge clock broke down towards the end of the month, and though I tried for days to get it going I was not successful.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Thalassog′raphy, the science of the ocean, oceanography; Thalassom′eter, a tide-gauge.

  • The storm raised over this and the preceding duel had they but known it, was but a notch in the tide-gauge of this flood.

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
British Dictionary definitions for tide-gauge

tide-gauge

noun
1.
a gauge used to measure extremes or the present level of tidal movement
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