from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument that uses electrical conductivity to measure the concentration of salt in a solution.
- n. See salimeter.
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- n. a salimeter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A salimeter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of hydrometer for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution.
- n. A similar apparatus used for indicating the density of brine in the boilers of marine steam-engines, and thus showing when they should be cleansed by blowing off the deposit left by the salt water, which tends to injure the boilers as well as to diminish their evaporating power. Also called salt-gage.
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- n. a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density
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If skins are to be kept some time they should, after a preliminary pickling, be put in new, fresh pickle and it should be occasionally tested with a salinometer and kept up to the original strength.