Wet meter
Meter Me"ter, n. [From {Mete} to measure.] 1. One who, or that which, metes or measures. See {Coal-meter}. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured. [1913 Webster]

{Dry meter}, a gas meter having measuring chambers, with flexible walls, which expand and contract like bellows and measure the gas by filling and emptying.

{Wet meter}, a gas meter in which the revolution of a chambered drum in water measures the gas passing through it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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