black smoker
noun Date: 1980 a vent in a geologically active region of the sea floor from which issues superheated water laden with minerals (as sulfide precipitates); also a rock chimney covering such a vent

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  • black smoker — Smoker Smok er, n. 1. One who dries or preserves by smoke. [1913 Webster] 2. One who smokes tobacco or the like. [1913 Webster] 3. A smoking car or compartment. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. A gathering for smoking and social intercourse. [Colloq.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black Smoker — Schwarzer Raucher im Atlantischen Ozean Schwarzer Raucher und Weißer Raucher (englisch: Black Smoker und White Smoker) gehören zu den hydrothermalen Quellen am Grund der Tiefsee. Die Mündung wird durch eine röhren oder kegelförmige mineralische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Black smoker — A black smoker or sea vent, is a type of hydrothermal vent found on the ocean floor. They are formed in fields hundreds of meters wide when superheated water from below Earth s crust comes through the ocean floor. This water is rich in dissolved… …   Wikipedia

  • black smoker — noun Geology a geothermal vent on the seabed which ejects superheated water containing black sulphide minerals …   English new terms dictionary

  • black smoker — /blæk ˈsmoʊkə/ (say blak smohkuh) noun → sea vent. {from the black mineral deposits which form around the opening of the vent} …   Australian English dictionary

  • black smoker — a vent in a geologically active area of the ocean floor. Superheated water laden with sulphide minerals supports an ecosystem including fishes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • black smoker — noun : a vent in a geologically active region of the sea floor from which issues superheated water laden with minerals (as sulfide precipitates) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Smoker — Smok er, n. 1. One who dries or preserves by smoke. [1913 Webster] 2. One who smokes tobacco or the like. [1913 Webster] 3. A smoking car or compartment. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. A gathering for smoking and social intercourse. [Colloq.] That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smoker — Der Begriff Smoker (aus dem Englischen übersetzt: Raucher) kann folgende Bedeutungen haben: ein Hilfsmittel der Imkerei zur Erzeugung von Rauch zur Besänftigung der Bienen, siehe Smoker (Imkerei) ein hydrothermaler Schlot der Tiefsee, siehe Black …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • smoker — 1) smokehouse 2) the deepsea hydrothermal vent emitting heated, mineral rich water; has a unique associated invertebrate fauna and various fishes. Usually called black smoker 3) a fast strike from a large fish causing the reel to smoke as it… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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