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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.
Among those named on this plaque was my late father Harold Goodwin, who was killed in the Coventry blitz of November, 1940 while fighting fires at the gasometer.
Because gas escaped from the gasometer its roof sank due to lack of pressure and the mine became partially submerged in around six feet of stagnant, oily water.
For those who like their paintings local, Kin Wah Lee has painted an impressive view, looking down Fitzwilliam Street to the old gasometer and the newer Galpharm Stadium (oil), while Chris Fallowfield brings plenty of realism and colour to his canal scene, Approaching Turnbridge (oil).
WHAT a pedant Keith Williams (Mail, August 14), taking issue with Graham Young over his use of the word "gasometer".
It claimed a gasometer attack could cause massive casualties and cut supplies to large areas.
I agree with your correspondent Bert Ward and his view of the gasometer.
TRANSCO has shelved plans to remove a South Shields eyesore that dominates the skyline, the huge gasometer in Coronation Street.
Police rescued the cat yesterday from the gasometer next to Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen.
The trademark shot off Arthur Morris raced to the gasometer boundary and the crowd swarmed on.