vortex-shedding meter

vortex-shedding meter

[′vȯr‚teks ¦shed·iŋ ‚mēd·ər]
(engineering)
A flowmeter in which fluid velocity is determined from the frequency at which vortices are generated by an obstruction in the flow.
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