rain gauge

noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
Also called pluviometer.


Origin:
1760–70

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

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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.
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