- any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.
Origin of sounding machine
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for sounding machine
I had just come up from below and was standing beside the sounding-machine, not half a dozen feet from Henry at the wheel.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
A story is told in connection with this sounding-machine which shows the vivacity and wit of the inventor.Makers of Electricity