or tide gauge
- a gauge for measuring the level of the tide: usually equipped with a marigraph.
Origin of tide gage
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for tide-gauge
By that time it was strong enough to be suitable for a tide-gauge.
The most chronic sufferer throughout the vicissitudes of temperature was the clock belonging to Bage's tide-gauge.
Amongst the cases which were landed was one containing the recording apparatus for the tide-gauge.
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 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.
- a gauge used to measure extremes or the present level of tidal movement
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