from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A utility meter, especially for electricity, that allows for the monitoring of usage on a portion of a distribution network past a main meter.
- v. To install a submeter for.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small electric meter used to record separately the energy consumed in a portion of a circuit the whole energy of which is meantime measured by means of a larger instrument.
sub- + meter (Wiktionary)