[loh-key-ter, loh-key-ter]
a person who locates something.
a person who determines or establishes the boundaries of land or a mining claim.
Sometimes, locater.

1600–10; < Latin locātor a contractor, lessor, equivalent to locā(re) (see locate) + -tor -tor

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, of persons, from L. locator, agent noun from locare (see locate). Of things which locate, from 1902.
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Medical Dictionary

locator lo·ca·tor (lō'kā'tər)
An instrument or apparatus for finding the position of a foreign object in tissue.

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Example sentences
Use the store locator below to find other retailers in your area.
Deck cranes then picked up truncated cones that had contained the chutes,
  locator beacons and other equipment.
The app also features a look at the special edition car and a dealer locator.
But if there's a deadline, there are times when a locator has to be done in
  half an hour.
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