Water gauge
Water gauge Wa"ter gauge` [Written also {water gage}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wall or bank to hold water back. --Craig. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth or quantity of water, or for indicating the height of its surface, as in the boiler of a steam engine. See {Gauge}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Water gauge — Gauge Gauge, n. [Written also gage.] 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. [1913 Webster] This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. Moxon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water gauge — n. 1. a gauge for measuring the level or flow of water in a stream or channel 2. a device, as a glass tube, that shows the water level in a tank, boiler, etc …   English World dictionary

  • water gauge — noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir • Syn: ↑water gage, ↑water glass • Hypernyms: ↑gauge, ↑gage • Hyponyms: ↑water level * * * any device for indicating the height of water in a …   Useful english dictionary

  • water gauge — n. gauge that indicates the water level (such as in a tank or boiler or reservoir) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water gauge — wa′ter gauge n. any device for indicating the height of water in a reservoir, boiler, etc • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • water gauge — noun Date: circa 1706 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water gauge — any device for indicating the height of water in a reservoir, tank, boiler, or other vessel. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • water gauge — noun A glass column which displays water levels. Syn: sight glass …   Wiktionary

  • water gauge — /ˈwɔtə geɪdʒ/ (say wawtuh gayj) noun any device for indicating the height of water in a reservoir, tank, boiler, or other vessel …   Australian English dictionary

  • water-gauge — …   Useful english dictionary

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