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sonic depth finder

noun
1.
a sonar instrument that uses echolocation to measure depths under water.
Also called echo sounder.
Compare Fathometer.
Origin of sonic depth finder
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples from the web for echo sounder
  • Our first hint that active venting is occurring comes from the ship's echo sounder.
  • The echo sounder emits pulses of sound that are reflected off the lake bottom and then received by a transducer.
  • The echo sounder emits sound pulses that are reflected off the lake bottom and received by a transducer.
  • The echo sounder emits pulses of sound that are reflected off the lake bottom and received by a transducer.
  • In general, water depth measurements are collected using an echo sounder.
  • Today, scientist find the depth of water by using an echo sounder.
British Dictionary definitions for echo sounder

echo sounder

noun
1.
a navigation and position-finding device that determines depth by measuring the time taken for a pulse of high-frequency sound to reach the sea bed or a submerged object and for the echo to return
Derived Forms
echo sounding, noun

sonic depth finder

noun
1.
an instrument for detecting the depth of water or of a submerged object by means of sound waves; Fathometer See also sonar
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