Share this entry

rain gauge Syllabification: rain gauge

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.

Definition of rain gauge in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly