sondes

sonde

[sond]
noun Rocketry.
a rocket, balloon, or rockoon used as a probe for observing phenomena in the atmosphere.

Origin:
1920–25; < French: plumb line; see sound3

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sonde (sɒnd)
 
n
a rocket, balloon, or probe used for observing in the upper atmosphere
 
[C20: from French: plummet, plumb line; see sound³]

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