waterfinder

[waw-ter-fahyn-der, wot-er-]
noun
a dowser; water witch.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; water + finder

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waterfinder

noun
forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil [syn: divining rod
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The lower panels show a beach-finding task, which used the evolved waterfinder's result as part of its algorithm.
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