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PINGER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pinger mean? 

PINGER (noun)
  The noun PINGER has 1 sense:

1. a pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar

  Familiarity information: PINGER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PINGER (noun)


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Meaning:

A pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pinger" is a kind of...):

pulse generator (a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate)

Holonyms ("pinger" is a part of...):

asdic; echo sounder; sonar (a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return)


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