from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various optical, electronic, or acoustical instruments used to determine the distance of an object from the observer.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of rangefinder.

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  • noun a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object


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