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gas·om·e·ter

 (gă-sŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. An apparatus for measuring gases.
2. See gasholder.

[French gazomètre : gaz, gas (from Dutch gas; see gas) + -mètre, -meter.]
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gasometer

(ɡæsˈɒmɪtə)
n
(Chemical Engineering) a nontechnical name for gasholder
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gas•om•e•ter

(gæsˈɒm ɪ tər)

n.
1. an apparatus for measuring and storing gas in a laboratory.
2. a large tank or reservoir of gas, as at a gasworks.
[1785–95; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gasometer - a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipegasometer - a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
2.gasometer - a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
storage tank, tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
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Translations

gasometer

[gæˈsɒmɪtəʳ] N (Brit) → gasómetro m
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gasometer

[gæsˈɒmɪr] ngazomètre mgas oven nfour m à gaz
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gasometer

nGasometer m, → (Groß)gasbehälter m
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gasometer

[gæˈsɒmɪtəʳ] ngas(s)ometro
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References in classic literature ?
Above the clustering gasometers three unfamiliar shapes appeared, thin, wallowing bladders that flapped and rolled about, and grew bigger and bigger and rounder and rounder--balloons in course of inflation for the South of England Aero Club's Saturday-afternoon ascent.
"The two Rushes Gasometers can be seen in the distance, so it must be dated at least as far back as the 1950s.
This was helped by the birds' adaptation to nesting in quarries and other structures, including cathedrals, gasometers and electricity pylons.
The compound included four large telescoping tanks known as "gasometers," processing buildings, and Housewerks' property served as the valve house that compressed gas prior to it being fed into city lines.<br />The building's location provides easy access to both Interstate 95 and Interstate 295.
Industrial archaeology - saving the bricks, mortar and steel - began in the 60s when historians realised that mills, coal mines, ceramic works and even gasometers tell a different story of yesteryear from the country houses of the rich and famous.
In 2011, two Victorian gasometers were dismantled at the site, which is a well known local landmark.
It was formerly a gasworks and used to feature three towering gasometers.
Everyone is smashing the ball over the shortest of boundaries these days, up against the gasometers at the Oval, or as Viv Richards did in his Glamorgan days, striking huge sixes up against the very fabric of the houses opposite the ground at Colwyn Bay.
Transparent polyurethane tubes connected the reactors to the gasometers, which were also constructed from 75 mm PVC tubes turned into 100 mm tubes which were sealed by water seal.
Just one of the reminders of the bygone days in Nechells, now home to Star City, are the old gasometers from when "the gasworks polluted all around Nechells and beyond."
I READ with interest your feature on the gasometers in the Saltley, Nechells area and the report of the 1904 explosion and the experiences of the residents in that area at that time.