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water meter

noun

  1. a device for measuring and registering the quantity of water that passes through a pipe or other outlet.


water meter

noun

  1. a device for measuring the quantity or rate of water flowing through a pipe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water meter1

First recorded in 1855–60
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Example Sentences

In 2018, Anderegg filed a bill in the Senate to require secondary water meters on most connections statewide and co-sponsored a House bill to include secondary metering in conservation plans.

This water meter card scores the number of fixtures on your property and if you score too high, you need a new water meter.

People converted lawns to desert landscaping, got smarter water meters and learned to live with less.

Electric meters read in kilowatt hours, just as a water meter reads in gallons and a gas meter in cubic feet.

All weights on the water-meter, both of the empty can and the can at the end of each period, are checked by two observers.

The water meter (Fig. 159) is a device for measuring the number of gallons or cubic feet of water which pass thru a pipe.

In 1807 Mr. Clegg first used lime as a purifier and in 1815 he patented the water meter.

There is the Gasman, and man who inspects the water-meter, and the Iceman, and the Plumber.

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