- A device that emits a short, high-pitched sound bust (i.e. goes, "ping!") such as in sonar or other echo location systems.
- We couldn't take the boat into the shallows near the reef because our sonar pinger was broken.
- A device that periodically emits a signal that can be monitored to permit movement tracking.
- The scientist attached a pinger to the carapace of the sea turtle to track its migration.
- A computer program that sends a ping message over a network.
- Some people like fancy pingers with extra features, but I always use the default ping application.
- A user of a ping program; one who pings.
- Every time we replace the main page, we get flooded with pingers making sure our web site is still there.
From ping + -er.
pinger - Computer Definition
(1) See ping.
(2) The transmitter in an aviation flight recorder (the airplane's black box) that emits a 37.5 kHz signal each second until the battery is drained. Officially an "underwater locator beacon" (ULB), the pinger is activated when immersed in water.
(3) (Pinger Inc.) The publisher of Textfree, a texting and voice application for PCs, Macs, iPhones and Android devices.