thermometer
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /θɚˈmɑmɪtɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /θəˈmɒmɪtə/
Noun

thermometer (plural thermometers)

  1. An apparatus used to measure temperature.
    • 1835, John Ross (Arctic explorer), James Clark Ross, Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 ↗, pages 284-5:
      Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
    • 1992 March 2, Richard Preston, The New Yorker, "The Mountains of Pi" ↗:
      The brothers had thrust the thermometer between two circuit boards in order to look for hot spots inside m zero. The thermometer’s dial was marked “Beef Rare—Ham—Beef Med—Pork.” “You want to keep the machine below ‘Pork,’” Gregory remarked.
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