Alcoholometer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alcoholometer (Chem) An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alcoholometer An instrument for determining, by means of a graduated scale, the percentage, either by weight or by volume, of pure alcohol in a liquid. Sometimes contracted to alcohometer and alcoömeter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alcoholometer al-kō-hol-om′e-tėr an instrument for ascertaining the strength of spirits
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Alcohol, + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Alcohol and Meter.

Usage

In literature:

I have never attempted to collect quantities of alcoholics without an alcoholometer in constant use.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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