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a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
Historical Examples

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.


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