Definition of pinger
: a device for producing pulses of sound (as for marking an underwater site or detecting an underwater object)
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The starstruck researchers took blood samples, checked the shark for parasites, implanted an acoustic pinger in its gut, and even performed an ultrasound—all within 15 minutes and without tranquilizers or anesthetics.
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