meter noun

ADJ. electricity, gas, light, moisture, parking, sound-level, water | card, prepayment, slot, token The token meter is operated by tokens costing £1 or £5.

VERB + METER read The electricity company will send an employee to read your meter. | fit, install

METER + VERB tick The taxi waited, its motor running, the meter ticking away.

METER + NOUN reader, reading | box, cupboard