One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A piston-driven cylindrical device for taking samples of material from the seabed.
- ‘Cores were collected by piston corer, extruded in the field, and the top one or two centimeters were used for chironomid analysis.’
- ‘The piston corer is designed to take samples from soft cohesive soils.’
- ‘A piston corer consists of a tubular barrel driven into the sediment by a large weighted head.’
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