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- n. An instrument used to obtain specimens of water from any desired depth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument used for the purpose of obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth, as in a river, a lake, or the ocean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth below the surface.
- n. A flattened, or saucer-shaped, pedunculate appendage, in campanularian hydroids, representing a reduced hydrotheca.
Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)