noun Date: 1945 a buoy equipped for detecting underwater sounds and transmitting them by radio

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  • sonobuoy — [sän′ō boi΄, sän′ōbo͞o΄ē; sō′nōboi΄, sō′nōbo͞o΄ē] n. [< L sonus, SOUND1 + BUOY] a buoy that amplifies sound signals picked up under water and transmits them by radio …   English World dictionary

  • Sonobuoy — A sonobuoy (a portmanteau of sonar and buoy) is a relatively small (typically 4⅞ inches, or 124 mm, in diameter and 36 inches, or 910 mm, long) expendable sonar system that is dropped/ejected from aircraft or ships conducting anti submarine… …   Wikipedia

  • sonobuoy — hidroakustinis plūduras statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Plūduras, kuris pagauna garsus, sklindančius iš antvandeninio ar povandeninio laivo, kai šis siunčia informaciją radijo bangomis. atitikmenys: angl. radio sonobuoy; sonobuoy pranc. bouée …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sonobuoy — A sonar device used to detect submerged submarines that, when activated, relays information by radio. It may be active directional or nondirectional, or it may be passive directional or nondirectional …   Military dictionary

  • sonobuoy — /son euh booh e, boy /, n. Navig. a buoy that emits a radio signal on receiving an underwater signal from a vessel. [1940 45; SONO + BUOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sonobuoy — noun A buoy that sends a radio signal when it detects the sound of underwater objects (such as submarines) …   Wiktionary

  • sonobuoy — son·o·buoy || səʊnÉ™bɔɪ n. (Navigation) buoy that sends out a radio signal when it receivs an underwater signal or noises from a ship or boat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sonobuoy — noun a buoy detecting underwater sounds and transmitting them by radio …   English new terms dictionary

  • sonobuoy — son·o·buoy …   English syllables

  • sonobuoy — /ˈsoʊnəbɔɪ/ (say sohnuhboy) noun a sonar device used to detect submerged submarines …   Australian English dictionary

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