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Bour'don-tube gauge"



Pronunciation: (boor'dn tOOb", -tyOOb", bôr'-, bōr'-, boor-dôn'-), [key] Chem.
an instrument for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids, consisting of a semicircular or coiled, flexible metal tube attached to a gauge that records the degree to which the tube is straightened by the pressure of the gas or liquid inside.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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