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



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 Originlate 18th cent. (in the sense ‘container for holding or measuring a gas’): from French gazomètre, from gaz ‘gas’ + -mètre ‘(instrument) measuring’.