Definition of aneroid:

part of speech: adjective

Noting a barometer by which the pressure of the air is measured without the use of liquid or quicksilver.

part of speech: adjective

Not containing a liquid, such as quicksilver: aneroid barometer, an instrument in which atmospheric pressure is shown by the movements of the elastic top of a closed box from which the air has been partially exhausted, so that a pointer is moved, indicating on a scale the air- pressure: much used in measuring altitudes.

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