sounding line


Definition of sounding line

: a line or wire weighted at one end for sounding

Examples of sounding line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's no way the RAV4 could take that route, but the Jeep did serve as a sounding line, showing me where not to go. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD: Crossover Torture Test," 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of sounding line

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sounding line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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