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rain gauge Syllabification: rain gauge
Pronunciation: /ˈrān ˌɡāj/

Definition of rain gauge in English:


A device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain that falls.
Example sentences
  • Of course by the next morning the ground was completely dry and parched; the rain gauge showed the fall amounted to 1mm.
  • Use a rain gauge as shown to measure the amount of water actually applied, and test for adequate soil moisture by pushing a screwdriver through the sod.
  • Students recorded the day's temperature, checked the rain gauge, and measured the positions of the sun and moon in the sky overhead.
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