dowser

[ dou-zer ]
/ ˈdaʊ zər /

noun

Also called dowsing rod [dou-zing]. /ˈdaʊ zɪŋ/. divining rod.
a person skilled in its use.

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Origin of dowser

First recorded in 1830–40; dowse2 + -er1
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