pinger

noun
ping·​er | \ˈpiŋ-ər \

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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Kept that midfield ticking calmly, slotted some peaches of balls in behind numerous times, opened the play up with some nice 40 yard pingers, was defensively sound. SI.com, "Fans React to Jordan Henderson's Performance in England's Group G Victory Over Tunisia," 19 June 2018 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. Peter Brannen, WIRED, "Tracking the Secret Lives of Great White Sharks," 19 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of pinger

1957, in the meaning defined above

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