rain gauge

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Origin of rain gauge

First recorded in 1760–70
Also called pluviometer.
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Related Words for rain gauge

Nilometer, hygrometry, pluviometer, udometer

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British Dictionary definitions for rain gauge

rain gauge

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