sound post
Sounding Sound"ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the senses of the several verbs). [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) [From {Sound} to fathom.] (a) measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained. (b) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding line will reach the bottom; -- usually in the plural. (c) The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom. [1913 Webster]

{Sounding lead}, the plummet at the end of a sounding line.

{Sounding line}, a line having a plummet at the end, used in making soundings.

{Sounding post} (Mus.), a small post in a violin, violoncello, or similar instrument, set under the bridge as a support, for propagating the sounds to the body of the instrument; -- called also {sound post}.

{Sounding rod} (Naut.), a rod used to ascertain the depth of water in a ship's hold.

{In soundings}, within the eighty-fathom line. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sound post — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound post — In a string instrument, the sound post is a small dowel inside the instrument under the treble end of the bridge, spanning the space between the top and back plates and held in place by friction. It serves as a structural support for an archtop… …   Wikipedia

  • sound post — noun : a small post in an instrument of the viol or violin family set nearly under the bridge as a support and as a transmitter of vibrations to the back * * * sound post noun A short post connecting the belly and back of a violin, etc under the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound post — англ. [са/унд по/уст] душка (у смычковых инструм.) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • sound post — noun a small wooden rod wedged between the front and back surfaces of a violin or similar instrument and modifying its vibrations …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Sound — Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound boarding — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound bow — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sound — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a sensation caused in the ear by the vibration of the surrounding air or other medium. 2 a vibrations causing this sensation. b similar vibrations whether audible or not. 3 what is or may be heard. 4 an idea or impression conveyed …   Useful english dictionary

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