Examples from the Web for thermometer
Turn the heat down to 325°F and continue cooking until internal temperature reads 140°F on a thermometer.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's almost impossible to read the thermometer of public opinion when it comes to LaBeouf's recent melt down/revelation.How Likable Is Alec Baldwin After His ‘New York Magazine’ Confessional?|Amy Zimmerman|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every time the thermometer drops, another anti-science politician mocks climate change as a fallacy.From Snowy Atlanta to Sunny Sochi, It's All About Global Weirding|Scott Bixby|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every government in Delhi keeps a thermometer in its holster and calibrates its decibel levels according to ground temperature.
Fortunately the day had been remarkably cool, almost cold, the thermometer only rose to 80° in the shade.
The temperature remained very warm; on fine days the thermometer still stood at 20° or 22° Reaumur in the sun at noon.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
Still, I didn't stand before the thermometer to think things over.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
The shoulders are the thermometer of the sensitive and passional life.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
The sun pours its rays into the unclean streets, the thermometer registers eighty in the shade.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for thermometer
Word Origin and History for thermometer
1630s, from French thermomètre (1620s), coined by Jesuit Father Leuréchon from Greek thermos "hot" (see thermal) + metron "measure" (see -meter). An earlier, Latinate form was thermoscopium (1610s). The earliest such device was Galileo's air-thermometer, invented c.1597.