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Fortin barometer

[fawr-tan; French fawr-tan] /ˈfɔr tæn; French fɔrˈtɛ̃/
noun
1.
an adjustable cistern barometer, the most common of those employing mercury.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; named after J. Fortin (1750-1831), French physicist who invented it
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