an instrument for measuring rainfall.
- Also called pluviometer.
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How to use rain gauge in a sentence
Plu′viograph, a self-recording rain-gauge; Pluviom′eter, an instrument for measuring the amount of rain that falls.
The rain-gauge should be in the hands of every gardener and farmer.A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments | Henry Negretti
Now and then a drizzle falls in these parts, but it keeps all damp only, and does not show in the rain-gauge.
A very severe thunderstorm, with heavy rain for about five hours, occurred at night, amounting in the rain-gauge to 6.1 inches.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2) | Hazard Stevens
We got a bad name through that same rain-gauge, and were regarded by many as a species of evil omen.
British Dictionary definitions for rain gauge
an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid: Also called: pluviometer
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