rain gauge

an instrument for measuring rainfall.
Also called pluviometer.


Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rain gauge
World English Dictionary
rain gauge
Also called: pluviometer an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
To help scientists record on-the-ground rain measurements, you will need a high capacity rain gauge.
Outside his neat brick house, a rain gauge rises at the edge of a sloping driveway.
Place a rain gauge in your backyard to monitor rainfall and irrigation.
Event sensors include the rain gauge and anemometers.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature