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water gauge

any device for indicating the height of water in a reservoir, tank, boiler, or other vessel.
Origin of water gauge
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No fitting of a boiler is more important than the water-gauge, which shows the level at which the water stands.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • It has a horizontal boiler six inches long, safety-valve, and water-gauge.

  • A water-gauge in plain sight keeps the driver informed at all times as to the amount of water in the boiler.

    Stories of Inventors Russell Doubleday
  • “We are going to have a bad night of it,” observed John Marrot as his mate examined the water-gauge.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • A third wave was noticed within an hour, raising the water-gauge over a foot.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Will Garvie consulted the water-gauge for a moment and then opened the iron door of the furnace in order to throw in more coal.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for water-gauge

water gauge

an instrument that indicates the presence or the quantity of water in a tank, reservoir, or boiler feed Also called water glass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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