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minimum thermometer

noun
1.
a thermometer designed to show the lowest temperature recorded between resettings.
Origin of minimum thermometer
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • On the other hand, in the winter the minimum thermometer falls occasionally below 0, and in 1878 reached as low as 17 below zero.

  • These are known, respectively, as the maximum and the minimum thermometer.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • The minimum thermometer is filled with spirit instead of mercury.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • The minimum thermometer marked 14; it is always warmer near lakes.

  • Our minimum thermometer registered 22° F. near the banks of the lake at night.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • The minimum thermometer stood at −18.8, the lowest temperature that we had hitherto recorded.

  • Sufficient food and oil were left at this depot for three men for six weeks; also a minimum thermometer.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The weather was no better by the evening, and during the night the minimum thermometer registered -12 degrees F.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • That night the minimum thermometer registered its lowest at -25 degrees F.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Six's combined maximum and minimum thermometer is shown by b, Fig. 11.

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