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fathom | englesko - srpski prevod
Sinonimi: fthm | fthm
ETYM Old Eng. fadme, fathme, AS. faethm fathom, the embracing arms; akin to OS. fathmos the outstretched arms, Dutch vadem, vaam, fathom, Old High Germ. fadom, fadum, German faden fathom, thread, Icel. fathmr fathom, Swed. famn, Dan. favn; cf. Patent, Petal.
1. A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth; SYN. fthm.
2. (Mining) A unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore; SYN. fthm.
In mining, seafaring, and handling timber, a unit of depth measurement (1.83 m/6 ft) used prior to metrication; it approximates to the distance between an adult man's hands when the arms are outstretched.