bathometer[bə t̸häm′ət ər]
bathometer definition by Webster's New World
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an instrument for measuring water depths
Origin: batho- plush -meter
bathometer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An instrument used to measure the depth of water.
bathometer - Science Definition
An instrument that is used to measure water depth without the use of a sounding line. The bathometer does not require a line to extend to the bottom because it measures the difference in the gravitational effect of the water surface and of solid ground.