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noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
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Also called pluviometer.

Origin of rain gauge

First recorded in 1760–70
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rain gauge

noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lidAlso called: pluviometer
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