air gauge

noun
variants: less commonly

air gage

Definition of air gauge

  1. 1 :  a gauge for measuring air pressure

  2. 2 :  a comparator in which the rate of escape of air between the surface under test (as that of a gun bore) and one of known curvature nearly fitting it (as that of a spindle inserted in the bore) is used as a measure of the difference between the two

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First Known Use of air gauge

1781


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