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sonic depth finder

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  1. a sonar instrument that uses echolocation to measure depths under water.
Compare Fathometer.

Origin of sonic depth finder

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called echo sounder.
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British Dictionary definitions for echo sounder

echo sounder

  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 Formsecho sounding, noun

sonic depth finder

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