sounding machine

noun Navigation.

any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.

Origin of sounding machine

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sounding machine

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

    Makers of Electricity|Brother Potamian
  • I had just come up from below and was standing beside the sounding-machine, not half a dozen feet from Henry at the wheel.