alcometer

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noun al·com·e·ter \ al-ˈkä-mə-tər \

Definition of alcometer

plural alcometers
:a device used by police to measure the alcohol content in a breath sample in order to determine if a person is legally drunk
  • … a police alcometer indicated alcohol had been detected on his breath
  • —Jennifer CookeSydney (Australia) Morning Herald14 Mar. 2009
— compare breathalyzer

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