pinger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ping +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pinger ‎(plural pingers)

  1. A device that emits a short, high-pitched sound burst, such as in sonar or other echo location systems.
    We couldn't take the boat into the shallows near the reef because our sonar pinger was broken.
  2. A device that periodically emits a signal that can be monitored to permit movement tracking.
    The scientist attached a pinger to the carapace of the sea turtle to track its migration.
  3. A computer program that sends a ping message over a network.
    Some people like fancy pingers with extra features, but I always use the default ping application.
  4. A user of a ping program; one who pings.
    Every time we replace the main page, we get flooded with pingers making sure our web site is still there.

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pingo / pingere.

Verb[edit]

pinger

  1. to paint

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