ammeter

noun
am·me·ter | \ˈa-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of ammeter 

: an instrument for measuring electric current especially in amperes

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Start hunting by putting your ammeter in series with the battery's ground circuit. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Stop Car Battery Drains," 26 Jan. 2017 Disconnect the battery's ground cable and wire the ammeter in series between the battery terminal and the cable. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Stop Car Battery Drains," 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of ammeter

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ammeter

ampere + -meter

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The first known use of ammeter was in 1882

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ammeter

noun
am·me·ter | \ˈam-ˌēt-ər \

Kids Definition of ammeter

: an instrument for measuring electric current in amperes

ammeter

noun
am·me·ter | \ˈam-ˌēt-ər \

Medical Definition of ammeter 

: an instrument for measuring electric current in amperes — compare milliammeter

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