a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
But the most ingenious of all contrivances for finding the depth of the sea is Siemen’s bathometer, a very recent invention.
Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 702 Various
bathometer, bath-om′et-ėr, n. an instrument for ascertaining depth.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
an instrument for measuring the depth of water
An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.
adjective of or relating to Bath (geology) of or denoting a stage of the Jurassic system in NW Europe noun a native or resident of Bath the Bathonian period or rock system
adjective (of an organism) living in very deep water
bathophobia bathophobia bath·o·pho·bi·a (bāth’ə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear of depths.
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