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water meter

a device for measuring and registering the quantity of water that passes through a pipe or other outlet.
Origin of water meter
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The supply-pipe should be connected with the main supply just after the water meter.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • Electric meters read in kilowatt hours, just as a water meter reads in gallons and a gas meter in cubic feet.

  • In 1807 Mr. Clegg first used lime as a purifier and in 1815 he patented the water meter.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • The water meter (Fig. 159) is a device for measuring the number of gallons or cubic feet of water which pass thru a pipe.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
British Dictionary definitions for water meter

water meter

a device for measuring the quantity or rate of water flowing through a pipe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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