noun al·com·e·ter \al-ˈkä-mə-tər\

Definition of alcometer



  1. :  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 Cooke, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, 14 Mar. 2009 — compare breathalyzer

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Origin and Etymology of alcometer

formerly a registered trademark

First Known Use: 1941

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a brief usually trivial fact

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