sound locator


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sound locator

[′sau̇nd ‚lō‚kād·ər]
(engineering acoustics)
A device formerly used to detect aircraft in flight by sound, consisting of four horns, or sound collectors (two for azimuth detection and two for elevation), together with their associated mechanisms and controls, which enabled the listening operator to determine the position and angular velocity of an aircraft.