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rain gaugealso rain gage
A device for measuring rainfall. Also called pluviometer, udometer.
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(Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring rainfall or snowfall, consisting of a cylinder covered by a funnel-like lid. Also called: pluviometer
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an instrument for measuring rainfall.
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|Noun||1.||rain gauge - gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation|
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