Ekman dredge

noun
Ek·​man dredge | \ ¦ekmən- \

Definition of Ekman dredge

: a dredge that has opposable jaws operated by a messenger traveling down a cable to release a spring catch and that is used in ecology for sampling the bottom of a body of water

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History and Etymology for Ekman dredge

probably after V.W. Ekman †1954 Swedish oceanographer

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“Ekman dredge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ekman%20dredge. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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