- 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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Examples from the Web for locator
He sensed Kerim's eyes on him but kept his gaze fixed on the locator plate.
"Three miles from the buffalo waller," our locator had said.
But the locator was not disturbed by a little thing like that.
The locator signal is almost exactly north-by-northeast of us.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
It brought the dot up to dead center point in the locator plate and stopped.
Word Origin and History for locator
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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