- 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.
Origin of hydrostat
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- 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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