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pressure gauge

an instrument for measuring the pressure of a gas or liquid.
an instrument used to determine the pressure in the bore or chamber of a gun when the charge explodes.
Origin of pressure gauge
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for pressure gauge
  • Inflation is effortless, and the pressure gauge atop the housing lets you know when you're done.
  • The needle on a pressure gauge twitches ever further into the red.
  • Secure lid and pressure gauge of pressure cooker, and follow manufacturer's instructions to bring contents of pot to a simmer.
  • The device used to make this measurement is called a pressure gauge.
  • The oil pressure gauge indicates the oil pressure inside the engine.
  • All air-braked vehicles have an air supply pressure gauge connected to the air tank.
  • These include a pressure gauge, depth gauge, and dive timer.
  • Connect a pressure gauge to the tubing at the wellhead, and pump air into the line until you achieve maximum pressure.
  • Every hot water boiler shall have a pressure gauge and a temperature gauge, or a combination pressure and temperature gauge.
  • While driving, observe the air pressure gauge during build-up to ensure proper air system operation.
British Dictionary definitions for pressure gauge

pressure gauge

any instrument for measuring fluid pressure See also Bourdon gauge, manometer
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