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range finder

also range·find·er (rānj′fīn′dər)
n.
Any of various optical, electronic, or acoustical instruments used to determine the distance of an object from the observer.

range′find′er adj.
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rangefinder

(ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndə)
n
1. (Tools) an instrument for determining the distance of an object from the observer, esp in order to sight a gun or focus a camera
2. (Surveying) another word for tacheometer
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rangefinder - a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an objectrangefinder - a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Translations

rangefinder

[ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndəʳ] N (Mil, Phot) → telémetro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rangefinder

[ˈreɪndʒfaɪndər] ntélémètre m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rangefinder

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rangefinder

[ˈreɪndʒˌfaɪndəʳ] ntelemetro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Nikon has expanded its laser range-finder line with the new PROSTAFF 3 ($179.95, black/$199.95, Realtree APG) and PROSTAFF 5 ($229.95, black/$249.95 Realtree APG).
Leupold's brand new Vendetta, a bow-mounted range-finder, gives the archer precise range to the target with only a simple squeeze of the pressure pad on the bow grip.
But the new magazine-fed XM-25 has thermal sights and a laser range-finder, and can fire airburst munitions.