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- A trademark used for a sonic depth finder.
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- n. depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves
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However this was impossible since the Fathometer concurrently indicated that the ground level was almost 2,000 meters deep.
Fathometer soundings showed it was on a steep upward slope of the continental shelf.
1928 - Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented