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gas meter

noun
  1. an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas produced or consumed, especially such an apparatus metering the amount of household gas piped into a dwelling.
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Origin of gas meter

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for gas meter

Historical Examples of gas meter

  • Peter, you might pretend you've come to inspect the gas-meter or the milk or something.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • A man came there again just the other day, too, and said he wanted to read the gas-meter.

    Tom Slade on a Transport

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • He said he came to read the gas-meter, so I took him down into the cellar and the gas-meter had been taken away.

    Tom Slade on a Transport

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • A register of these revolutions is made by machinery similar to a gas-meter.

  • It caused a peculiar clicking sound, as though he had something between a giggle and a gas-meter at work in his neck.


British Dictionary definitions for gas meter

gas meter

noun
  1. an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas passed through it
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