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 fathom fathom

noun

  • (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore  ( fathom, fthm )
    (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
  • a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth  ( fathom, fthm )
    a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
  • verb

  • ( ) come to understand  ( bottom, fathom, penetrate )
    come to understand
  • measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line  ( fathom, sound )
    measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line


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