vacuum gauge


noun

a device for measuring pressures below atmospheric pressure in the receiver of an air pump, in steam condensers, and the like.

Nearby words

  1. vacuum energy,
  2. vacuum flask,
  3. vacuum fluctuation,
  4. vacuum forming,
  5. vacuum frame,
  6. vacuum pan,
  7. vacuum pump,
  8. vacuum servo,
  9. vacuum tube,
  10. vacuum-pack

Origin of vacuum gauge

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for vacuum gauge

vacuum gauge

noun

any of a number of instruments for measuring pressures below atmospheric pressure
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