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1. A person who uses a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals.
2. A divining rod.
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(ˈdaʊ zər)

1. Also called dows′ing rod`. divining rod.
2. a person skilled in its use.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowser - someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
2.dowser - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oildowser - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
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