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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument for measuring the volume or tension of any vapor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring the volume or the tension of any vapor; specifically, an instrument of this sort used as an alcoholometer in testing spirituous liquors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring the pressure of a vapor, especially one by which the amount of alcohol in a wine or liquor is determined from the height of the column of mercury which its vapor will support.

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