gazetteer

[ gaz-i-teer ]
/ ˌgæz ɪˈtɪər /

noun

a geographical dictionary.
Archaic. a journalist, especially one appointed and paid by the government.

Origin of gazetteer

First recorded in 1605–15; gazette + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for gazetteer

gazetteer
/ (ˌɡæzɪˈtɪə) /

noun

a book or section of a book that lists and describes placesAbbreviation: gaz
archaic a writer for a gazette or newspaper; journalist
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