side-scan sonar

noun \ ˈsīd-ˌskan- \
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

Definition of side-scan sonar

: a sonar that scans the ocean floor to the side of a ship's track and is used especially for mapping the ocean bottom

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1967

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