dowsing rod

dowsing rod
forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil
Derivationally related forms: ↑dowse (for: ↑dowser)
Hypernyms: ↑stick

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Etymology: dowsing from gerund of dowse (II)
: a dowser's divining rod

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dowsing rod noun
A divining rod
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Main Entry:dowse

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noun, pl ⋯ rods [count]

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ˈdowsing rod 7 [dowsing rod dowsing rods] noun
a stick used when dowsing for water or minerals underground

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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