Depth finder

Depth finder

A depth finder could mean any of the following:

  • Sonar: use of underwater sound propagation to measure depth
  • Fathometer or fishfinder: a device to locate fish at various water depths
  • Echo sounding: a technique using sound pulses to measure depth
  • sounding line: a length of rope used to measure water depth

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  • depth finder — ▪ measurement device also called  echo sounder        device used on ships to determine the depth of water by measuring the time it takes a sound (sonic pulse) produced just below the water surface to return, or echo, from the bottom of the body… …   Universalium

  • depth finder — noun navigational instrument used to measure the depth of a body of water (as by ultrasound or radar) • Hypernyms: ↑navigational instrument • Hyponyms: ↑sonic depth finder, ↑fathometer …   Useful english dictionary

  • depth finder — /ˈdɛpθ faɪndə/ (say depth fuynduh) noun → depth sounder …  

  • depth finder — a sonar device used to determine depth and bottom structure and to locate fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sonic depth finder — noun depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves • Syn: ↑fathometer • Hypernyms: ↑depth finder * * * noun : an instrument for determining the depth of a body of water or of an object below the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • acoustic depth finder — akustinis gylmatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Apibrėžtį žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. acoustic depth finder; acoustic depthometer vok. Echomesser, m rus. акустический глубиномер, m; …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • sonic depth finder — n. FATHOMETER …   English World dictionary

  • depth sounder — /ˈdɛpθ saʊndə/ (say depth sownduh) noun a device for estimating the depth of water beneath a vessel by emitting sonic waves and measuring the time it takes for their echoes to return from the sea floor. Also, depth finder …  

  • sonic depth finder — a sonar instrument that uses echolocation to measure depths under water. Cf. Fathometer. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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