American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system using transmitted and reflected underwater sound waves to detect and locate submerged objects or measure the distance to the floor of a body of water.
- n. An apparatus, as one in a submarine, using sonar.
- n. Echolocation.
- n. nautical echolocation
- n. nautical A device that uses hydrophones (in the same manner as radar) to locate objects underwater.
- n. 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
- so(und) na(vigation and) r(anging). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If your sonar is marking fish at 25 feet, for example, let out about 3.5 colors.”
“Their echolocation sonar is far beyond our military science.”
“It was detected about five years ago with sonar from a surface vessel.”
“Electric trolling motors have become extraordinarily sophisticated, with built-in sonar transducers, wireless remote controls, and improved mounting systems adding to both utility and price.”
“Side-imaging sonar is getting most of the buzz in fishing electronics this season, and for good reason: For finding gamefish, baitfish, and likely structure, these units have no equal in the consumer market.”
“Effective use of active sonar is a vital and perishable skill set that must be continually practiced," he added, calling anti-submarine warfare the top priority for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander.”
“The Navy claims that training sailors to detect submarines using mid-frequency active sonar is crucial to military operations in the Pacific.”
“The steam propulsion system are virtually silent and active sonar is the only option for detection.”
“Mechanically, man has learned to use ultrasonic waves for echolocation (in the precise manner of bats) in a device called sonar, which is an abbreviation for "sound navigation and ranging.”
“Mr. Gallo at Woods Hole said the search team will now use high-definition sonar and photography to document the crash site, which will assist both recovery efforts and analysis of the crash.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sonar’.
"Echolocation, also called biosonar, is the biological sonar used by several animals such as shrews, most bats, and most cetaceans. The term was coined by Donald Griffin, whose work with Robert Gal...
When you're underwater, what do you see or experience? Let's dive...
(Here's a cute little related list called Fishful Thinking...)
afternoon delight, almost unreal, full of spark, dazzle n daze, alarming stride, rushing tide, double dagger, in the nude, constant pressure, widow maker, bourbon on the rocks, air fare holme and 311 more...
acronyms now used more commonly as words
Looking for tweets for sonar.