Minimum thermometer

Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Minimum thermometer: Maximum thermometer
a thermometer for recording the lowest temperature since its last adjustment.

See also: Minimum

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The thermometers and barometers had resisted, all but one minimum thermometer, the glass of which was broken.
For gardening purposes, it is important to record the temperature at ground level and most weather stations set at least two thermometers to record these with a grass minimum thermometer set in contact with short grass.
If you do not known what the upper and lower temperatures are in your garden, then little of what I have said above will be of any use and so, all gardeners should have some method of measuring the normal air temperature around the garden, whether through one of the modern electronic weather stations that are so popular these days, or through a good old-fashioned maximum - minimum thermometer, strategically positioned.
Insulation merely slows down the heat loss or gain, so a maximum and minimum thermometer (preferably an accurate digital one) on top of the box will allow you to monitor the conditions: Above 11AC, the tortoise may become active; below 2AC is potentially dangerous.

Full browser ?