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Definition of gasometer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gasometer

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noun
BrE BrE//ɡæˈsɒmɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæˈsɑːmɪtər//
 
(also gasholder) Buildings, House equipment
 
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a very large round container or building in which gas is stored and from which it is sent through pipes to other buildings See related entries: Buildings, House equipment Word Origin late 18th cent. (in the sense ‘container for holding or measuring a gas’): from French gazomètre, from gaz ‘gas’ + -mètre ‘(instrument) measuring’.