sea·​bed | \ ˈsē-ˌbed How to pronounce seabed (audio) \

Definition of seabed

: the floor of a sea or ocean

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Mearns did a search in conjunction with Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which also deployed a vessel for a search of the seabed on Sunday. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Man leading search for Sala’s plane says wreckage found," 4 Feb. 2019 The weapon is carried by special submarine and there are proposals for launching them from capsules tied to the seabed, waiting to be unleashed. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Nuclear Tsunami Apocalypse Torpedo is Named 'Poseidon'," 24 July 2018 The five AUVs used in the search are equipped with side-scan sonar, multi-beam echo-sounder for seabed mapping, an HD camera, and synthetic aperture sonar. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Doomed Argentine sub found a year after its disappearance," 19 Nov. 2018 Ocean Infinity describes itself as a technology company specializing in collecting high-resolution geophysical seabed data. Richard C. Paddock, New York Times, "Another Search Begins for Long-Missing Malaysian Airliner," 10 Jan. 2018 Searchers are still trying to locate the second black box, the cockpit voice recorder, which is thought to lie under several feet of mud on the seabed. I Made Sentana, WSJ, "Last Four Flights of Crashed Lion Air Jet Had Problems With Airspeed Indicator," 5 Nov. 2018 With all of the cargo still sitting in the hold instead of scattered across the seabed, Black Sea MAP’s two ROVs couldn’t actually examine it. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "This ancient Greek ship is the oldest intact shipwreck ever discovered," 24 Oct. 2018 For almost 75 years, the Abner Read’s stern has laid on the seabed – a silent witness to the brutal, but often overlooked, Aleutian Islands campaign. James Rogers, Fox News, "Stern of US WW II destroyer discovered near remote Alaskan island: Survivor recounts harrowing day," 16 Aug. 2018 As the tsunami barreled toward the city, waves were amplified by the narrowing channel and rising seabed, driving the water more than 19 feet high in some places as waves smashed onto shore. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Scramble to Rescue Survivors of Indonesia Quake and Tsunami as Death Toll Rises," 30 Sep. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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