sounding line


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Related to sounding line: sounding lead, echo sounding

sounding line

[′sau̇nd·iŋ ‚līn]
(engineering)
The line attached to a sounding lead. Also known as lead line.
References in classic literature ?
Long sounding lines were sunk in the side walls, but after fifteen yards they were again stopped by the thick wall.
In spite of the fine sounding lines you will perhaps never care to read Absalom and Achitophel save as a footnote to history.
Today's sophisticated depthsounders offer far more information than any sounding line, but for the best results you must know how to adjust your machine and how to interpret the information it gives you.