dowser

noun
dows·​er | \ ˈdau̇-zər How to pronounce dowser (audio) \

Definition of dowser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: divining rod also : a person who uses it

dowser

Definition of dowser (Entry 2 of 2)

less common spelling of

Examples of dowser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In an effort to irrigate his crops, Jacob hires a dowser to locate a viable well. Zoe Guy, Marie Claire, 25 Apr. 2021 The divining rod pulled the dowser up the driveway, past the cabin, adroitly between trees and over the full length of our dock to its end, where he — sploosh! — fell into four feet of lake water. Dick Teresi, New York Times, 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of dowser

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Dowser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dowser. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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