- a device for measuring and registering the quantity of water that passes through a pipe or other outlet.
Origin of water meter
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for water meter
In such cases, a water-meter is required to record the consumption.How it Works
There is the Gasman, and man who inspects the water-meter, and the Iceman, and the Plumber.The Idiot at Home
John Kendrick Bangs
Between you and me and the water-meter, it only ambled or walked through the faucets; but technicalities have no place here.Options
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.
- a device for measuring the quantity or rate of water flowing through a pipe
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