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weatherglass

[weth-er-glas, -glahs]
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noun
  1. any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere.
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Origin of weatherglass

First recorded in 1620–30; weather + glass
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  • 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

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