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 To find Taco Bell restaurants serving breakfast, use the store locator. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2021 The Wisconsin Department of Health is consistently updating its COVID-19 testing-center locator. Samantha Hendrickson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Oct. 2021 To find the closest one near you, visit the store locator. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 20 Oct. 2021 Becky Underwood checked her Life360 family locator app, which placed him at the store off Northeast 122nd Avenue based on his phone’s GPS location. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2021 The Maryland Department of Health’s online locator lists more than 300 testing locations searchable by ZIP code. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Within 48 hours of arriving, travelers must fill out a passenger locator form. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 All passengers must also complete a passenger locator card before departure. CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 Currently, travelers must get tested within three days of heading to the country, pre-book a COVID-19 PCR test to take on or before the second day of their stay, and complete a passenger locator form. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 17 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of locator

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of locator was in 1784

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26 Oct 2021

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“Locator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locator. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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