gravity corer

gravity corer

[′grav·əd·ē ‚kȯr·ər]
(engineering)
Any type of corer that achieves bottom penetration solely as a result of gravitational force acting upon its mass.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In my first internship, I did a little bit of everything--editing research articles for journal submission, pressure-testing a prototype beer carbonatar, and collecting soil samples with a gravity corer over the side of a fishing boat.
Cores were collected with a gravity corer, and grab samples with a medium-sized van Veen grab sampler.
Cores were collected using a gravity corer and grab samples were obtained with a medium-sized van Veen grab sampler.