direction finder

noun Radio.

a receiver with a loop antenna rotating on a vertical axis, used to ascertain the direction of incoming radio waves.

Origin of direction finder

First recorded in 1910–15

Related forms

direction finding, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for direction finder

direction finder


a highly directional aerial system that can be used to determine the direction of incoming radio signals, used esp as a navigation aidAbbreviation: D/F, DF

Derived Forms

direction finding, noun
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