/ (prəˈspɛktə) /

  1. a person who searches for the natural occurrence of gold, petroleum, etc

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How to use prospector in a sentence

  • The Hermit prospector, as he laughingly called himself, was doing very well.

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  • “Mind you make it real good,” said the prospector, who stood, watching the operation.

  • The prospector put the bag of gold on the table, and taking the photographs and map left the room.

  • The prospector, who was the third player, looked up from his “hand” and drummed the table with the ends of his dirty fingers.

  • The landlord, who was with them, came forward, and bent over the inanimate form of the prospector.