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sounding machine

noun, Navigation.
any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.
Origin of sounding machine
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A story is told in connection with this sounding-machine which shows the vivacity and wit of the inventor.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
  • I had just come up from below and was standing beside the sounding-machine, not half a dozen feet from Henry at the wheel.

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