a thermometer designed to show the lowest temperature recorded between resettings.
Words nearby minimum thermometer
Compare maximum thermometer.
Origin of minimum thermometer
First recorded in 1855–60
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We made it an especial object to observe and reset the minimum-thermometer which you left there last year.The Glaciers of the Alps|John Tyndall