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pressure gauge

  1. an instrument for measuring the pressure of a gas or liquid.
  2. an instrument used to determine the pressure in the bore or chamber of a gun when the charge explodes.
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Origin of pressure gauge

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for pressure gauge

Historical Examples

  • A pressure-gauge to register the depth of the sinker has been added by Sir William.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • We connect a pressure-gauge to it, and see what the finger of the gauge has to say.

  • It is connected with the pressure-gauge n, and is further provided with a control thermometer o.

  • There is a pressure-gauge on the pipe leaving the compressor and another on the one entering it.

  • Hurriedly he opened the draughts in the fire-box, shook up the coals, and saw the needle begin to quiver on the pressure-gauge.

    Where the Blue Begins

    Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for pressure gauge

pressure gauge

  1. any instrument for measuring fluid pressureSee also Bourdon gauge, manometer
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