gas meter etymology

English word gas meter comes from English gas, English meter

Detailed word origin of gas meter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gas English (eng) (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.. (baseball) A fastball.. (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.. (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.. (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.. (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a [...]
meter English (eng) To imprint a postage mark with a postage meter. To measure with a metering device.. To regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath) (always meter) (dated) One who metes or measures.. (always meter) A device that measures things.. (always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting [...]
gas meter English (eng) A meter which measures the amount of gas supplied to a property via a gas main. In rented properties, it may be coin-operated.

Words with the same origin as gas meter

Descendants of gas
mains mainsborne water main
Descendants of meter
klick metric speedo