nilometer, nī-lom′e-tėr, n. a gauge for measuring the height of water in the river Nile: any river-gauge—also Nī′loscope.
The moon-god Khons bears in his hands either a palm-branch or "the nilometer."
This is the isle of Rodda, on the bank of which Moses was found, and where you may see the nilometer.
He looked uneasily at the nilometer, in which the water had sunk.
All these things were regulated by the indications of the nilometer.
Not far from the spot mentioned above is the famous nilometer that Moses looked upon many a time.
A few days later an anxious crowd gathered to see the water mark on the nilometer begin to come up.
The river should rise to this height upon the nilometer at Cairo if there is to be a "good Nile."