American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See rain gauge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for collecting and measuring the quantity of water that falls in rain, snow, etc., at a particular place; a rain-gage. See cut in next column.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument for ascertaining the amount of rainfall at any place in a given time; a rain gauge.
- n. gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
- Probably from French pluviomètre : Latin pluvia, rain; see pluvious + -mètre, -meter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Anyhoo, I just checked the rain gauge aka pluviometer at Adrastos World HQ and we had some 5+ inches.”
“We had one night of rain (January 15), beginning gently at 2.30 a.m., and ending in a heavy downfall — unfortunately a pluviometer was one of the forgotten articles.”
“But when he fusses around his "_Observatorio meteorologico_," which consists of a maximum and minimum thermometer and a pluviometer, in a tightly closed box, raised above the ground on a tall pole, then indeed, his air would impress even the most blasé town-sport.”
“The pluviometer was inside the box, and therefore it would have been difficult to convince scientists that the clouds had not entirely skipped Remate de Males during the rainy season, unless the postmaster were to put the whole observatory under water by main force.”
“A modification of the Morse telegraph, an anemometer, and a pluviometer were also among his inventions.”
“We had one night of rain (January 15), beginning gently at 2.30 a.m., and ending in a heavy downfall -- unfortunately a pluviometer was one of the forgotten articles.”
“Mr.J. PRINSEP, the eminent secretary to the Asiatic Society of Bengal, found a fish in the pluviometer at Calcutta, in 1838.”
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