any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.
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How to use sounding machine in a sentence
We soon learnt to handle both vessel and sounding machine in such a way as to entail the least possible strain on the wire.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
A story is told in connection with this sounding-machine which shows the vivacity and wit of the inventor.Makers of Electricity | Brother Potamian
See that log lines, sounding machine, etc., are in order for instant use.Lectures in Navigation | Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The marks are now nearly superseded by Massey's patent sounding-machine.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
We picked up the edge of this bank with our sounding machine, and steering north half a mile, laid our mines in latitude--No!Diary of a U-Boat Commander | Anonymous