from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An instrument, such as a hydrometer, used to determine the amount of alcohol in a liquid.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for determining, by means of a graduated scale, the percentage, either by weight or by volume, of pure alcohol in a liquid. Sometimes contracted to alcohometer and alcoömeter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.
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- noun A specialized form of
hydrometerused to measure the amount of alcoholin a liquid (such as beer).
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