Definition of pathfinder
: one that discovers a way; especially : one that explores untraversed regions to mark out a new route
pathfindingplay \ˈpath-ˌfīn-diŋ, ˈpäth-\ noun or adjective
Examples of pathfinder in a Sentence
a pathfinder of the fashion world
Recent Examples of pathfinder from the Web
The bride is the great-great-great maternal granddaughter of Matthew Fontaine Maury, the astronomer, meteorologist and oceanographer who is known as the Pathfinder of the Seas.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police then stopped the Pathfinder and detained the four occupants.
Find more details about the Pathfinder on Phil Pauley’s website.
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First Known Use of pathfinder
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Definition of pathfinder for English Language Learners
: a person who goes ahead of a group and finds the best way to travel through an unknown area
: a person or group that is the first to do something and that makes it possible for others to do the same thing
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