Definition of alcoholometer in US English:

alcoholometer

(also alcoholimeter)

noun

  • Any of various instruments for measuring the concentration of alcohol; especially (a) a hydrometer calibrated to show the proportion of alcohol in an alcoholic drink; (b) = alcometer.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts. From alcohol + -ometer, originally after German Alkoholometer (J. B. Richter, 1795).

Pronunciation

alcoholometer

/ˌalkəhɒˈlɒmɪtə/