sounding machine

  1. any of various machines for taking and recording soundings.

Origin of sounding machine

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby sounding machine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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  • The marks are now nearly superseded by Massey's patent sounding-machine.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!