dowsing rod

divining rod

noun
a rod, especially a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposed to be useful in locating underground water, metal deposits, etc.
Also called dowsing rod.


Origin:
1745–55

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dowser

[dou-zer]
noun
1.
Also called dowsing rod [dou-zing] . divining rod.
2.
a person skilled in its use.

Origin:
1830–40; dowse2 + -er1

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divining rod
 
n
Also called: dowsing rod a rod, usually a forked hazel twig, said to move or dip when held over ground in which water, metal, etc, is to be found

dowsing rod (ˈdaʊzɪŋ)
 
n
another name for divining rod

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