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fathom in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfathomfath‧om1 /ˈfæðəm/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TMa unit for measuring the depth of water, equal to six feet or about 1.8 metres
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fathomIn Taylor's Level the ground was equally as hard and the rate had been increased there to £9 a fathom.Where the vein was of considerable thickness it was quite usual to pay the men at so much per cubic fathom.Below him, full fathom five; above, infinity.At the moment I'd guess we're in two to three hundred fathoms.She gripped his clothing to hold her up, and plunged fathoms deep, mindless, soaring.From the port side depths of seven fathoms were sounded, but only twelve from the starboard side.A few minutes later: port, six fathoms and starboard, ten fathoms.