Definition of Dowser

1. Noun. Someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water.

Exact synonyms: Rhabdomancer, Water Witch
Generic synonyms: Diviner
Derivative terms: Dowse, Rhabdomancy



2. Noun. Forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil.
Exact synonyms: Divining Rod, Dowsing Rod, Water Finder, Waterfinder
Generic synonyms: Stick
Derivative terms: Dowse

Definition of Dowser

1. n. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod.

Definition of Dowser

1. Noun. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc.; a dowsing rod. ¹

2. Noun. One who uses the dowser or divining rod. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dowser

1. one that dowses [n -S] - See also: dowses

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowser

downzones
downzoning
dowp
dowps
dowral
dowress
dowresses
dowries
dowry
dowryless
dows
dowsabel
dowsabels
dowse
dowsed
dowser (current term)
dowsers
dowses
dowset
dowsets
dowsing
dowsing rod
dowsing rods
dowsings
dowst
dowsts
dowt
dowts
dowve
dowves

Literary usage of Dowser

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1. Poems on Several Occasions by Mary Barber (1735)
"... from the Blue-eyd Maid, Nor need you on the Graces call i Take Qualities from * ^Donegal. * Counters dowser Donegal, Daughter to the l*t»Earl o/Granard. ..."

2. Fifty Years of a Showman's Life by Thomas Forder Plowman (1919)
"CHAPTER XIII The Divining Rod—John Mullins—Divining Methods—Conclusions arrived at—Letter from a " dowser." ONE day in 1888, when on the business of the ..."

3. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1898)
"dowsers; (2) blindfolding the dowser, or taking him out on a dark night; (3) agreement between dowser and geological expert; (4) disagreement, when dowser ..."

4. The Ontario Reports: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's by Ontario High Court of Justice (1890)
"dowser, 28 Gr. 478, was relied on by the defendant as a case on all fours with the present. There one Camp had the legal estate, and had contracted to sell ..."

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