a device for measuring pressures below atmospheric pressure in the receiver of an air pump, in steam condensers, and the like.
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Origin of vacuum gauge
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby vacuum gauge
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British Dictionary definitions for vacuum gauge
any of a number of instruments for measuring pressures below atmospheric pressure
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