weatherglass

[ weth-er-glas, -glahs ]
/ ˈwɛð ərˌglæs, -ˌglɑs /

noun

any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere.

Nearby words

  1. weathercoat,
  2. weathercock,
  3. weathered,
  4. weatherfish,
  5. weatherford,
  6. weathering,
  7. weatherize,
  8. weatherly,
  9. weatherman,
  10. weathermen

Origin of weatherglass

First recorded in 1620–30; weather + glass

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Examples from the Web for weatherglass

  • A novel is like a weatherglass,—where the man appears out at one time, the woman at another.

    Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for weatherglass

weatherglass

/ (ˈwɛðəˌɡlɑːs) /

noun

(not in technical use) any of various instruments, esp a barometer, that measure atmospheric conditions
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