from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hydrometer used to determine the percentage of alcohol in a wine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device used to estimate the alcohol content of wine via its surface tension (in the absence of sugar)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for determining the strength or purity of wine by measuring its density.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contrivance for measuring the alcoholic strength of wine.
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