orienteer

noun
ori·​en·​teer | \ ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtir How to pronounce orienteer (audio) , -ˌen-\

Definition of orienteer

: a person who engages in orienteering

First Known Use of orienteer

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orienteer

back-formation from orienteering

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