locator

noun
lo·ca·tor | \ ˈlō-ˌkā-tər , 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)

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According to Olsen, a trooper helicopter was launched shortly after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the agency received a report that an emergency locator beacon had been activated near Eagle River along the Crow Pass Trail. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "‘I’ll never forget him’: Alaskan husky rescues injured hiker crossing frigid Eagle River along Crow Pass Trail," 22 June 2018 The book splits the U.P. into three sections, each fronted by a locator map showing the location of every bar, the pages where each can be found in the book, and highways that suggest the paths of long-distance bar crawls. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018 If the website doesn’t show the voter’s current address, a voter can use the board’s polling place locator to find the right voting location for the voter’s new address. Brian Witte, The Seattle Times, "Voter registration error triggers confusion in Maryland," 26 June 2018 There will be more than 50 job openings offered among more than a dozen Home Depot stores in the Sacramento area, according to the online store locator. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Home Depot is holding hiring events this week at all of its California stores," 25 June 2018 The search for the man, whose age was not given, started with a request for help just before 5:30 a.m. The trucker was overdue from his interstate drive, and his GPS locator indicated the big rig was parked at a viewpoint along the freeway. Teri Figueroa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trucker found at bottom of ravine, stuck for more than a day and unable to call for help," 10 July 2018 Revelations of potential overtime abuse within Troop E led officials to disband the unit and order body cameras for state troopers and GPS vehicle locators in police cruisers, among other changes. Fox News, "Feds: Troopers 'tarnished' badge with bogus overtime shifts," 27 June 2018 Revelations of potential overtime abuse within Troop E led officials to disband the unit and order body cameras for state troopers and GPS vehicle locators in police cruisers, among other changes. Washington Post, "Feds: Troopers ‘tarnished’ badge with bogus overtime shifts," 27 June 2018 According to Hollinshead, the plane's emergency locator transmitter has made intermittent transmissions. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Search underway near Boise for pilot who never arrived at destination | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of locator

1784, in the meaning defined above

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