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rain gauge

an instrument for measuring rainfall.
Also called pluviometer.
Origin of rain gauge
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for rain gauge

rain gauge

an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid Also called pluviometer
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