[ jee-oh-kash-ing ]
/ ˈdʒi oʊˌkæʃ ɪŋ /
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the outdoor sport or game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates posted on the internet.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM geocachingge·o·cach·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for geocaching
Another not-as-obscure-as-it-sounds use for the GPS is Geocaching, a kind of high-tech treasure-hunting game.
British Dictionary definitions for geocaching
/ (ˈdʒiːəʊˌkæʃɪŋ) /
a game in which the object is to identify and find items deposited by other players, using GPS navigation
Word Origin for geocaching
C20: from geo (graphy) + caching
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