hook gage

noun

: an instrument for measuring the rise or drop in elevation of a liquid (as water in a reservoir) from a previously recorded level by means of a pointed hook that is directly connected to a fixed part containing a scale (as a vernier) and is submerged and moved gradually until its point just pierces the surface of the liquid from beneath when the measurement is taken

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“Hook gage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hook%20gage. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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