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


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

Origin of weatherglass

First recorded in 1620–30; weather + glass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˈwɛðəˌɡlɑːs) /


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