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range finder

noun
1.
any of various instruments for determining the distance from the observer to a particular object, as for sighting a gun or adjusting the focus of a camera.
Also, rangefinder.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Distances can be determined by a measuring tape, range finder, or by pacing.
  • The distance measurements will be noted using a laser range finder.

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