geocaching

noun
geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ How to pronounce geocaching (audio) \

Definition of geocaching

: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

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Other Words from geocaching

geocacher \ ˈjē-​ō-​ˌka-​shər How to pronounce geocacher (audio) \ noun

Examples of geocaching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Campers can explore the area through scavenger hunts, geocaching, hiking and taking part in a daily photo challenge. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "YMCA hosting summer camps for families at Camp Cullen," 16 June 2020 Outdoor activities are still permitted, including bicycling, birding, boating, fishing, geocaching, hiking and hunting. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Prepare to pay fees at Indiana state parks starting May 15," 15 May 2020 The geocaching crowd is generally a friendly, active community that enjoys collaborating, mentoring, and meeting up. Paige Triola, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started Geocaching," 26 Oct. 2019 The four bulb colors are easy to cycle through, making the Icon useful for almost any activity from reading and midnight geocaching to search-and-rescue and hunting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Headlamps of 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 For the modern-day treasure hunter, there’s geocaching. Paige Triola, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started Geocaching," 26 Oct. 2019 Lisa enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her husband George on their hiking, camping, skiing, bicycling, kayaking, geocaching and travel adventures. courant.com, "Lisa Jeanne Spoering," 11 Sep. 2019 San Antonio parks have a lot to offer — miles of trails, biking, kayaking access and geocaching. Ingrid Wilgen, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s parks offer outdoor fun," 11 June 2018 Learn how to make your own recycled paper, discover the many creatures that live in local water bodies and go treasure hunting with a geocaching/letterboxing activity. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Learn to roll like a lumberjack," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of geocaching

2000, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Geocaching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geocaching. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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geocaching

noun
geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ \

Kids Definition of geocaching

: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

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