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sonobuoy

[son-uh-boo-e, -boi] /ˈsɒn əˌbu ɛ, -ˌbɔɪ/
noun, Navigation
1.
a buoy that emits a radio signal on receiving an underwater signal from a vessel.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; sono- + buoy
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sonobuoy

/ˈsəʊnəˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
a buoy equipped to detect underwater noises and transmit them by radio
Word Origin
from sonic + buoy
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