Fortin barometer

noun
For·​tin barometer | \ (ˈ)fȯr¦taⁿ- \
variants: or less commonly fortin's barometer

Definition of Fortin barometer

: a cup barometer having an adjustable cistern

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History and Etymology for Fortin barometer

after Jean Fortin †1831 French physicist and engineer, its inventor

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“Fortin barometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fortin%20barometer. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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