sound·​er | \ ˈsau̇n-dər How to pronounce sounder (audio) \

Definition of sounder

: one that sounds specifically : a device for making soundings

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MD: The smaller robots have acoustic depth sounders for gathering bathymetry of the vent region, surface water temperature sensors, accelerometers, and cameras. Nora Rappaport, National Geographic, "These Sharks Thrive Inside an Underwater Volcano," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sounder

1575, in the meaning defined above

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one that collects or salvages junk

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