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water gauge

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noun
  1. any device for indicating the height of water in a reservoir, tank, boiler, or other vessel.
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Origin of water gauge

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for water gauge

Historical Examples

  • A water-gauge in plain sight keeps the driver informed at all times as to the amount of water in the boiler.

    Stories of Inventors

    Russell Doubleday

  • No fitting of a boiler is more important than the water-gauge, which shows the level at which the water stands.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • It has a horizontal boiler six inches long, safety-valve, and water-gauge.

  • “We are going to have a bad night of it,” observed John Marrot as his mate examined the water-gauge.

    The Iron Horse

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Will Garvie consulted the water-gauge for a moment and then opened the iron door of the furnace in order to throw in more coal.

    The Iron Horse

    R.M. Ballantyne


British Dictionary definitions for water gauge

water gauge

noun
  1. an instrument that indicates the presence or the quantity of water in a tank, reservoir, or boiler feedAlso called: water glass
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