Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who uses a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
  • n. A divining rod.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc.; a dowsing rod.
  • n. One who uses the dowser or divining rod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod.
  • n. One who uses the dowser or divining rod.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See douser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
  • n. forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil

Etymologies

From dowse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Outdoors in the sculpture court, local bands Atole, Tu Fawning and E*Rock, will play throughout the day and visitors can watch an expert "dowser" uncover the colors and sounds of works of art, see a demonstration of printmaking at a mobile print factory and sample specially made beer brewed to complement individual museum objects for the event by Old Lompoc, Laurelwood and Lucky Lab.

    KPSU - Portland's College Radio

  • That ilk aren't left, right or middle and they couldn't care less because they're without a moral compass, relying instead on the guidance of a cash dowser that they whittle up for themselves under the tutelage of sc**bags like Goldschmidt and others who perpetuate the cycle of pro abusus publico.

    Good morning, sycophants (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Hereabouts we need a dowser for water, though you get asked to search for other things too.

    Watershed

  • In the 1950's, urban renewal's principal tool was the bull-dowser.

    Steve Poses: On the Road: Philadelphia's Neighborhood Farmers' Markets -- Headhouse

  • That I'm a dowser, a human divining road who can locate hidden stores of penises underground?

    Sara Davidson: My First Job As A "National Penis Finder"

  • The dowser was looking as dazed and embarrassed as I felt, thank God.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Someone could have taken it while I was dallying with a dowser!

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Like a drunken dowser I stumble and lurch, feeling my way down channels of sucking mud, bumping between ridges of slippery mud.

    A Year on the Wing

  • They would not be fooled by my claim that I knew the tunnels because I was a dowser.

    Wildfire

  • So if it gives you all this, you find a dowser and dancers and a hen, ein?

    Wildfire

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