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water meter

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

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for water meter

Historical Examples

  • In such cases, a water-meter is required to record the consumption.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • 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.


    O. Henry

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for water meter

water meter

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