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[jee-oh-kash-ing] /ˈdʒi oʊˌkæʃ ɪŋ/
the outdoor sport or game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates posted on the Internet.
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geocacher, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for geocaching
  • geocaching is a great way to get your kids outdoors.
  • And that whole geocaching thing could be enhanced with notifications leading you to your destination.
  • They've updated it over the years to include new technology, for instance they also added geocaching this year.
  • The entries are posted in blog form, with geocaching and images to help you see what's what.
  • Norco has set up geocaching finds for those interested in treasure hunting.
  • The city is one of the first to embrace the geocaching craze with an official citywide treasure hunt.
  • geocaching, a terrestrial-based hobby, is slowly becoming popular with scuba enthusiasts looking for a new adventure.
  • For the more adventurous, there's a bike challenge course, paintball and geocaching.
  • Locals and visitors engage in geocaching all over the county for prizes.
  • The resort also offers family activities, such as canoeing, mountain biking and geocaching.
British Dictionary definitions for geocaching


a game in which the object is to identify and find items deposited by other players, using GPS navigation
Word Origin
C20: from geo(graphy) + caching
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Contemporary definitions for geocaching

a type of scavenger hunt for waterproof containers bearing treasure using the containers' exact geographic coordinates and Global Positioning System devices


Geocaching can be a lot of work, especially in a remote urban area.

Word Origin

geo- + cache

Usage Note

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