wave tank


a shallow container of water in which waves are produced by vibrating an object in the water, used to observe or demonstrate wave phenomena.

Nearby words

  1. wave moth,
  2. wave number,
  3. wave of the future,
  4. wave power,
  5. wave speed,
  6. wave theory,
  7. wave train,
  8. wave trap,
  9. wave-and-pay,
  10. wave-cut platform

Also called ripple tank.

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