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gasometer

Line breaks: gas|om¦eter
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈsɒmɪtə
 
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Definition of gasometer in English:

noun

A large metal tank, typically cylindrical, in which gas for use as fuel is stored before being distributed through pipes to consumers.
Example sentences
  • The expired gas was measured in a wet gasometer.
  • The design takes its cue from redundant gasometer and gantry structures adjoining the site.
  • What could be better than, instead of tearing down its one remaining - and in aesthetic terms, extremely attractive - gasometer, to keep it, and supplement its worth by bringing other fine examples from across the UK to join it?

Origin

late 18th century (in the sense 'container for holding or measuring a gas'): from French gazomètre, from gaz 'gas' + -mètre '(instrument) measuring'.

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