Ekman dredge

noun Ek·man dredge \¦ekmən-\

Definition of Ekman dredge

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ekman dredge

probably after V.W. Ekman †1954 Swedish oceanographer


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