locator

noun
lo·​ca·​tor | \ ˈlō-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce locator (audio) , lō-ˈkā- \
variants: or less commonly locater

Definition of locator

: one that locates something (such as a mining claim or the course of a road)

Examples of locator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The county has 125 drop-off locations, which can be found through a locator tool on the registrar’s website. Charles T. Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mail ballots begin to arrive, in-person early voting kicks off in San Diego County," 6 Oct. 2020 For a larger list of where to find honey producers throughout Texas, visit the Texas Beekeepers Association’s locator map at texasbeekeepers.org. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "4 dishes made with South Texas and Hill Country honey, from appetizer to dessert," 30 Sep. 2020 That should reset the Tile Pro, letting the locator beacon be seen again. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Why Tile Pro isn't working with your iPhone, and what to do," 17 Sep. 2020 The fix appears simple for most: Press the locator activation button on your Tile Pro for 10 seconds. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Why Tile Pro isn't working with your iPhone, and what to do," 17 Sep. 2020 The best way to find that out is by using the Spirit Halloween store locator, which will tell you the address, hours and phone number of every store nearby. Katie Bourque, Good Housekeeping, "Is Spirit Halloween Open in 2020? Here's What To Know About Spirit Halloween's Hours This Year," 17 Sep. 2020 For those with a little extra cash, a personal locator beacon may be a smart investment. Popular Science, "11 essential items for four specialized survival kits," 18 Aug. 2020 The following stores are slated to close by the end of September, according to the store locator. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Is your Sur La Table closing? The kitchen goods retailer is liquidating more stores by the end of September," 12 Sep. 2020 For those with a little extra cash, a personal locator beacon may be a smart investment. Popular Science, "11 essential items for four specialized survival kits," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of locator

1784, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Locator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locator. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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