divining rod

noun
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of divining rod

: a forked rod believed to indicate the presence of water or minerals especially by dipping downward when held over a vein

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First Known Use of divining rod

1751


DIVINING ROD Defined for English Language Learners

divining rod

noun

Definition of divining rod for English Language Learners

  • : a stick that is usually shaped like a Y and is used by some people to search for an underground source of water


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