direction finder

noun

Definition of direction finder

: a radio receiving device for determining the direction of incoming radio waves that typically consists of a coil antenna rotating freely on a vertical axis

Examples of direction finder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bowling pins are essentially radio direction finders for planes. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Changes proposed for Mission Bay’s ‘bowling pin’ island," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of direction finder

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Direction finder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direction%20finder. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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