- a person who locates something.
- a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim.
Origin of locator
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Word Origin and History for locater
c.1600, of persons, from Latin locator, agent noun from locare (see locate). Of things which locate, from 1902.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An instrument or apparatus for finding the position of a foreign object in tissue.
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