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.

Origin of pressure gauge

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby pressure gauge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pressure gauge in a sentence

  • 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for pressure gauge

pressure gauge

  1. any instrument for measuring fluid pressure: See also Bourdon gauge, manometer

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