Definition of Sonobuoy

1. Noun. (context: nautical military) A buoy that sends a radio signal when it detects the sound of underwater objects (such as submarines) ¹



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Definition of Sonobuoy

1. a buoy that detects and transmits underwater sounds [n -BUOYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonobuoy

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sonnetist
sonnetists
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sonnies
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sonobuoy (current term)
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Literary usage of Sonobuoy

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1. C4ISR For Future Naval Strike Groups by Naval Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"AN/SSQ-110 EER Series sonobuoy: The extended echo ranging (HER) sonobuoy transmits a broadband incoherent acoustic pulse that can be received by a passive ..."

2. The Roswell Report: Fact Vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert by Richard L. Weaver (1997)
"Set up sonobuoy 1000 ft * west of T-8-0. Times Square tonight. 19^7 Jan 1 Wed Asbury Park. Snowstorm pm Jan 2 Thurs. Oakhurst. Worked with V on flights ! ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... LTN-211 Omega Navigation Systems for accurate navigation to ICBM-FBM missile impact areas and precise deployment of sonobuoy pattern for impact scoring; ..."

4. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... communication« the frequency bands and/or types of equipment affected will be specified.) radio sonobuoy—See sonobuoy. radio ..."

5. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
"... had got an initial bearing and range estimate on a contact after dropping an active sonobuoy beneath the layer twelve miles southwest of the Impeccable. ..."

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