from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument for measuring pressure, especially high pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument used to measure pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the compressibility of liquids.
  • n. A gauge connected with a water main to show the pressure at that point.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any instrument for ascertaining or testing pressure.
  • n. An instrument for showing the compressibility of water or other liquid, and the degree of such compressibility under varying pressures.
  • n. An instrument consisting essentially of a vertical tube inserted into a water-main, to show the pressure of the fluid at that point, by the height to which it ascends in the tube of the piezometer.
  • n. A sounding-apparatus in which advantage is taken of the compression of air in a tube by the pressure of the water at great depths to indicate the depth of the water.
  • n. An instrument for testing the pressure of gas in the bore of a gun.
  • n. An instrument for measuring the degree of resistance of the tissues of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a measuring instrument for measuring high pressures


piezo- + -meter (Wiktionary)



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