English noun: echo sounder
|1.||echo sounder (artifact) a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return|
|Samples||Sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging.|
Asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee.
|Broader (hypernym)||measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, navigational instrument|
|Part holonym||pinger, pulse generator|
|Part meronym||pigboat, sub, submarine, U-boat|