Definition of locater in US English:

locater

noun

  • 1Originally and chiefly US. A person who makes a claim to land or mining rights, or takes up a grant of land, by establishing and registering the boundaries of the claim or grant.

  • 2Something which locates; a device or system used for determining the position or location of something; = "locator".

Origin

Early 19th century. From locate + -er.

Pronunciation

locater

/lə(ʊ)ˈkeɪtə/