vacuum gauge

noun

: a gauge indicating degree of rarefaction below atmospheric pressure

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The agency said shortly after takeoff from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, the pilot reported losing the vacuum gauge. USA TODAY, 21 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vacuum gauge was in 1851

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“Vacuum gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuum%20gauge. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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