hydraulic dredge

hydraulic dredge

[hī′drȯ·lik ′drej]
(mechanical engineering)
A dredge consisting of a large suction pipe which is mounted on a hull and supported and moved about by a boom, a mechanical agitator or cutter head which churns up earth in front of the pipe, and centrifugal pumps mounted on a dredge which suck up water and loose solids.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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