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pathfinder

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noun path·find·er \ˈpath-ˌfīn-dər, ˈpäth-\

Simple Definition of pathfinder

  • : a person who goes ahead of a group and finds the best way to travel through an unknown area

  • : a person or group that is the first to do something and that makes it possible for others to do the same thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pathfinder

  1. :  one that discovers a way; especially :  one that explores untraversed regions to mark out a new route

pathfinding

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Examples of pathfinder in a sentence

  1. a pathfinder of the fashion world



1840

First Known Use of pathfinder

1840


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