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gas meter

noun
1.
an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas produced or consumed, especially such an apparatus metering the amount of household gas piped into a dwelling.
Origin of gas meter
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • A man came there again just the other day, too, and said he wanted to read the gas-meter.

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • A register of these revolutions is made by machinery similar to a gas-meter.

  • Peter, you might pretend you've come to inspect the gas-meter or the milk or something.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Last night I happened to fall into conversation with a young Irishman who had come to read the gas-meter in my house.

    Maida's Little Shop Inez Haynes Irwin
  • He said he came to read the gas-meter, so I took him down into the cellar and the gas-meter had been taken away.

    Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He put a penny into the slot of the gas-meter, and soon the flat was reeking with metallic fumes.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • The stout editor of the Copper-Snake took a packet of greasy newspapers from the gas-meter.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
  • It caused a peculiar clicking sound, as though he had something between a giggle and a gas-meter at work in his neck.

British Dictionary definitions for gas-meter

gas meter

noun
1.
an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas passed through it
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