fathom line

fathom line
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  • fathom line — noun also fathom curve : a usually sinuous line on a nautical chart joining all points having the same depth of water and thereby indicating the contour of the ocean floor * * * fathom line noun A sailor s line and lead for taking soundings • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fathom — unit of length m= 1.8288000 accuracy=5 A fathom is a unit of length in the Imperial system (and the derived U.S. customary units), used especially for measuring the depth of water. There are 2 yards (6 feet) in a fathom. Encyclopædia Britannica… …   Wikipedia

  • fathom curve — noun see fathom line …   Useful english dictionary

  • fathom — vb Fathom, sound, plumb all mean to measure the depth (as of a body of water) typically with a weighted line. Fathom implies a measuring in fathoms (units of six feet). Sound typically suggests the use of a sounding line in measuring, but it may… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fathom (disambiguation) — Fathom can refer to:Measure* Fathom, the unit of measurement * a verb meaning to measure the depth of something, especially with a sounding line * a meaning to manage to comprehend or get to the bottom of Media* Fathom , a comic book created by… …   Wikipedia

  • Fathom Five (novel) — Fathom Five is a novel by Robert Westall (1929 1993) and a sequel to The Machine Gunners , also by Westall. Plot summary The novel reunites some of the characters from the Machine Gunners, specifically Chas McGill, Cem Jones and Audrey Parton,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fathom — Fath om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fathomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fathoming}.] 1. To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span. [Obs.] Purchas. [1913 Webster] 2. To measure by a sounding line;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fathom — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fadme, from Old English fæthm outstretched arms, length of the outstretched arms; akin to Old Norse fathmr fathom, Latin patēre to be open, pandere to spread out, Greek petannynai Date: before 12th century 1. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fathom — fathomable, adj. fathomer, n. /fadh euhm/, n., pl. fathoms, (esp. collectively) fathom, v. n. 1. a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements. Abbr.: fath v.t. 2. to measure the depth of by means of a… …   Universalium

  • fathom — fath•om [[t]ˈfæð əm[/t]] n. pl. fath•oms, (esp. collectively)fath•om, 1) wam navig. a nautical unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.8 m) Abbr.: f. 4) fath fm. 1) 2) wam to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound 3) to penetrate to… …   From formal English to slang

  • fathom — n. & v. n. (pl. often fathom when prec. by a number) 1 a measure of six feet, esp. used in taking depth soundings. 2 Brit. a quantity of wood six feet square in cross section. v.tr. 1 grasp or comprehend (a problem or difficulty). 2 measure the… …   Useful english dictionary


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