bathometer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bathometer an instrument that measures the depth of water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bathometer An instrument for measuring depths, esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bathometer An apparatus, consisting of a spring-balance of peculiar construction, used for ascertaining the depth of water.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bathometer bath-om′et-ėr an instrument for ascertaining depth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. baqo`s depth + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. bathos, depth, metron, measure.

Usage

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Associated Words: bathometer, bathymetry, bathymetric.
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