an instrument for measuring the flow rate of a fluid in a pipe.

1915–20; flow + -meter

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flowmeter (ˈfləʊˌmiːtə)
an instrument that measures the rate of flow of a liquid or gas within a pipe or tube

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flowmeter flow·me·ter (flō'mē'-tər)
An instrument for monitoring, measuring, or recording the rate of flow, pressure, or discharge of liquids or gasses.

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