One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A system of aerials for locating the source of radio signals, used as an aid to navigation.
- ‘The retractable systems include two periscopes (one for the commander and one for general use), radio sextant, radar, radio communications, navigation and direction-finder masts.’
- ‘What was not fixed lies scattered around the seabed, including the radio direction-finder and the brass helm wheel at which Carlsen once wrestled against the odds.’
- ‘The HF and UHF radio-masts and masts of radio direction-finder, satellite communication and navigation masts are located on the air-shaft to feed compressors.’
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