Definition of Range finder

1. Noun. A measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object.

Definition of Range finder

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of rangefinder) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Range Finder

ranelic acid
rang off
range animal
range finder (current term)
range finders
range hood
range in
range of accommodation
range of convergence
range of motion
range of mountains
range pole
range poles
ranged weapon

Literary usage of Range finder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"... or range finder. By EA REEVES, FRAS This instrument consists of an ordinary inverting telescope mounted on a glide, much like the bed-plate of a lathe, ..."

2. Naval Ordnance: A Text-book Prepared for the Use of the Midshipmen of the by Roland Irvin Curtin, Thomas Lee Johnson, United States Naval Academy (1915)
"The Care of the Range-Finder. The instrument should not be continually shipped and ... The waterproof cover should never be placed in the range-finder box. ..."

3. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1914)
"Some time ago, I designed a range finder for lookout stations to be constructed entirely of metal. ... Therefore I have devised another range finder, which, ..."

4. Topographical Surveying: Including Geographic, Exploratory, and Military by Herbert Michael Wilson (1900)
"The third method of using the range-finder is by employing it to measure distances along the route traversed when the latter is especially irregular or ..."

5. Military Topography for the Mobile Forces: Including Map Reading, Surveying by Clarence Osborne Sherrill (1912)
"126 PR, figure 125, has a movable cover shown in figure 124. When PQ (stamped R on the range finder) is open, a right angle is formed; ..."

6. Topographic, Trigonometric and Geodetic Surveying: Including Geographic by Herbert Michael Wilson (1912)
"Surveying with Range-finder.—The range-finder can be most successfully used in three ways. First, in geographic or topographic surveying, while occupying a ..."

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