Examples of sonar in a Sentence
They detected the submarine by using sonar.
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Then, in 2001, an oil and gas exploration crew discovered the wreck while using sonar to scan the seafloor.
Jonathan Fram, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, plans to use a series of bio-acoustic sonars to see whether zooplankton in the path of totality will rise in the water column as the sun is obscured by the moon.
That's what happened in 2015, when 1.3 million reds passed the sonar and personal-use fishermen took home 225,425 of them.
Rescue workers used sonar, and found Williams’ body in an area of the lake where the water is between 8 and 10 feet deep just before 4 p.m. Never miss a local story.
The deputies were able to identify his location using a sonar device.
Huynh, a sonar technician 3rd class and a former resident of the Oakville section of Watertown, was one of seven sailors killed in the collision off the coast of Japan.
Also available is a blind-spot warning system, as well as front and rear sonar.
The new geophysical data, acquired using state-of-the-art shipboard sonar and published online earlier this year in Eos, span 2,500 kilometers of seabed.
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Origin and Etymology of sonar
First Known Use: 1944See Words from the same year
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: a device used for finding things that are underwater by using sound waves
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