water gauge


: an instrument to measure or find the depth or quantity of water or to indicate the height of its surface especially in a steam boiler

Examples of water gauge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The announcement was based on the company’s analysis of water gauge readings, which showed that the water level in the pressure chamber was below the normal location of the fuel rods, suggesting the the fuel rods had been partially or completely exposed. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Mar. 2011 Data from a water gauge in Proctor Creek to the northwest of downtown shows water levels rose 10 feet in less than an hour as the storm passed through Thursday afternoon. Drew Kann, ajc, 15 Sep. 2023 But being close to the river – especially at Cairo, perched at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, whose famous river water gauge is a bellwether for the system – remains valuable and the go-to shipping option for farmers within hundreds of miles. USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2023 This beginner-friendly garden bed features a water gauge and a water reservoir to help prevent over or under watering. Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water gauge was in 1686

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“Water gauge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gauge. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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