mercury barometer


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Noun1.mercury barometer - barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercurymercury barometer - barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury
barometer - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
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A Weather cock B Mercury barometer C Wind sock D Torricelli meter 2.
The first instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure was the mercury barometer, invented in 1643 by Italian physicist and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli.
1643 Invention of the mercury barometer (Torricelli)