An instrument for identifying the weight or stress of this atmosphere thus for judging associated with the likely modifications of weather or for ascertaining the height of any ascent
- a musical instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
- a guitar for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the possible changes of weather condition, or for ascertaining the height of every ascent.
device that measures atmospheric stress with mercury. The two kinds tend to be mercury and aneroid barometers.
1660s, from Greek baros "weight" (see grave (adj.)) + -meter. Most likely coined (and certainly popularized) by English scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691).
a computer device for measuring force.
(letter.) An instrument for identifying the extra weight or pressure of the environment, and hence for judging of the likely changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.
Never could Starbuck forget the old man's aspect, when one night going down into the cabin to mark how the barometer stood, he saw him with closed eyes sitting straight in his floor-screwed chair; the rain and half-melted sleet of the storm from which he had some time before emerged, still slowly dripping from the unremoved hat and coat.