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an instrument for measuring current in .
Historical Examples

D and e are the line wires and the circuit is completed through the ammeter to show whether we are generating electricity.
The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses John F. Woodhull

Each circuit is provided with a separate rheostat and ammeter.
The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte

The ammeter indicated only half as much as before, that is .008 ampere.
The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses John F. Woodhull

ammeter should show three to five amperes charge with lamps burning.
The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte

He invented an ammeter, voltmeter, &c., in conjunction with Professor Perry.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

A relay snapped, and instantly the ammeter jumped to read 4500 amperes.
Islands of Space John W Campbell

But his chuckle was not so rotund, and he was very attentive to the ammeter.
Main Street Sinclair Lewis

In fact, a voltmeter is an ammeter which has had its shunt removed or disconnected.
Physics Willis Eugene Tower

Connect an ammeter in the plate- or B-circuit, of the tube so as to measure the plate-circuit current.
Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son John Mills

This current may be controlled by a suitable resistance and measured by an ammeter.
Physics Willis Eugene Tower

an instrument for measuring an electric current in amperes

instrument for measuring the strength of electric currents, 1882, from ampere + -meter.
An instrument that measures the strength of an electric current, indicating it in amperes. Ammeters typically include a galvanometer; digital ammeters typically include A/D converters as well. Compare ohmmeter, voltmeter.


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