Definitions starting with S

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shallow sounding

[cf. OED in soundings near shore so depth can be tested or sounded] n. the shallow water extending from the shore to the EDGE OF THE OCEAN or drop-off where the deep sea begins. <San Sal.>

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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