bathometer


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ba·thom·e·ter

 (bə-thŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to measure the depth of water.

bathometer

(bəˈθɒmɪtə) or

bathymeter

n
(Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring the depth of water
bathometric adj
ˌbathoˈmetrically adv
bathometry n

ba•thom•e•ter

(bəˈθɒm ɪ tər)

n.
a device for ascertaining the depth of water, as in a lake or ocean.
[1870–75]

bathometer, bathymeter

Oceanography. a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
See also: Depth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathometer - an instrument that measures the depth of water
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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A bathometer is an instrument used for indicating the depth of the sea beneath a moving vessel
He devised a flexible piston pump, a bathometer for exploring ocean depths, and a special process for printing maps.