Sounding out

What does "Sounding out" mean?

Today it means: Obtaining public opinion, get to know what is wanted.

"Sounding" in nautical terms is to find the depth of water under the boat or in a tank. Sounding out is similar to "finding out" but in nautical terms it means depth.

A sound is also a stretch of water that is deeper than a bight and wider than a fjord and can be a bay. i.e. Plymouth Sound, England.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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