an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
British. a large tank or cylindrical reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks, to be piped to homes, factories, etc.
Origin of gasometer
From the French
dating back to 1785–95.
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Word Origin and History for gasometer
1790, from gas + -meter. Related: Gasometric.
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An apparatus for measuring gases.
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