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sounding machine

noun Navigation.
  1. any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.
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Origin of sounding machine

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for sounding machine

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Jack London

  • A story is told in connection with this sounding-machine which shows the vivacity and wit of the inventor.

    Makers of Electricity

    Brother Potamian