hydrostat

[ hahy-druh-stat ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌstæt /

noun

an electrical device for detecting the presence of water, as from overflow or leakage.
any of various devices for preventing injury to a steam boiler when its water sinks below a certain level.

Nearby words

  1. hydrosol,
  2. hydrosoma,
  3. hydrosome,
  4. hydrospace,
  5. hydrosphere,
  6. hydrostatic,
  7. hydrostatic balance,
  8. hydrostatic pressure,
  9. hydrostatics,
  10. hydrosulfate

Origin of hydrostat

First recorded in 1855–60; hydro-1 + -stat

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrostat

hydrostat

/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌstæt) /

noun

a device that detects the presence of water as a prevention against drying out, overflow, etc, esp one used as a warning in a steam boiler
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