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depth sounder Line breaks: depth sound¦er

Definition of depth sounder in English:


Another term for echo sounder.
Example sentences
  • Learn what makes your boat safe, like the bilge blower and the depth sounder.
  • Less than 25 yards from shore, the depth sounder reads a double-take inducing 300 feet.
  • Our depth sounder, which had read a steady 15 feet the day before, was now vacillating between 10 feet in the troughs and 20 on the crests of the waves.

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