Definition of direction finder in English:

direction finder

noun

  • A special radio receiver with a system of antennas 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.’

Pronunciation:

direction finder

/dīˈrekSHən ˈfīndər/