sofar

[soh-fahr]
noun
a system for determining a position at sea by exploding a charge under water and measuring the time the shock waves take to reach three widely separated shore stations at known distances from each other.

Origin:
1945–50; so(und) f(ixing) a(nd) r(anging)

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sofar (ˈsəʊfɑː)
 
n
a system for determining a position at sea, esp that of survivors of a disaster, by exploding a charge underwater at that point. The times taken for the shock waves to travel through the water to three widely separated shore stations are used to calculate their position
 
[C20: from so(und) f(ixing) a(nd) r(anging)]

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sound fixing and ranging
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