sondage

noun son·dage \(ˈ)sän¦däzh\

Definition of sondage

plural

sondages

\-zh(ə̇z)\
  1. :  a sounding of the earth (as by boring or digging) preliminary to archaeological excavation :  a trial excavation

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Origin and Etymology of sondage

French, literally, sounding, from sonder to sound + -age — more at sound


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