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any of various instruments for determining the distance from the observer to a particular object, as for sighting a gun or adjusting the focus of a camera.
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Origin of range finder
First recorded in 1870–75
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Example sentences from the Web for range finder
"Target—range one eight zero four, azimuth two four oh, elevation one oh seven," the rangefinder reported.
"Action imminent," Chase ordered, and the rangefinder took up his chant.
British Dictionary definitions for range finder
/ (ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndə) /
an instrument for determining the distance of an object from the observer, esp in order to sight a gun or focus a camera
another word for tacheometer
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