[ loh-key-ter, loh-key-ter ]
/ ˈloʊ keɪ tər, loʊˈkeɪ tər /
a person who locates something.
a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim.
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Word Origin and History for locater
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
Medicine definitions for locater
[ lō′kā′tər ]
An instrument or apparatus for finding the position of a foreign object in tissue.
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