Definition of Bourdon gauge in English:

Bourdon gauge

Line breaks: Bour|don gauge
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊədɒn
 
/

noun

  • A pressure gauge employing a coiled metallic tube which tends to straighten out when pressure is exerted within it.
    More example sentences
    • A reservoir with isolating valve allows the calibrator, Bourdon gauge and pressure sensor to be easily primed.
    • Nevertheless, because of its simplicity and low cost, and the large selection of pressure ranges which are available, the Bourdon gauge is widely used in engineering practice.
    • A Bourdon tube is coupled to an indicating needle driving mechanism of a Bourdon gauge at one end by way of a connecting arm fixed in place by welding.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Eugène Bourdon (1808–84), French hydraulic engineer.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw