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English Dictionary: Gasometer by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gasometer
n
  1. a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
    Synonym(s): gas meter, gasometer
  2. a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
    Synonym(s): gas holder, gasometer
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gasometer \Gas*om"e*ter\ (? [or] ?), n. [Gas + -meter. Cf. F.
      gazom[8a]tre.]
      An apparatus for holding and measuring of gas; in gas works,
      a huge iron cylinder closed at one end and having the other
      end immersed in water, in which it is made to rise or fall,
      according to the volume of gas it contains, or the pressure
      required.
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