Search Result for "aneroid":
1. a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids;
[syn: aneroid barometer, aneroid]
1. containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid;
- Example: "aneroid barometer"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aneroid \An"e*roid\, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + nhro`s wet, moist + -oid: cf. F. an['e]ro["i]de.] Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer. [1913 Webster] Aneroid barometer, a barometer the action of which depends on the varying pressure of the atmosphere upon the elastic top of a metallic box (shaped like a watch) from which the air has been exhausted. An index shows the variation of pressure. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
aneroid \an"e*roid\, n. An aneroid barometer. [1913 Webster]