Definition of finder :
1. A slide ruled in squares, so as to assist in locating particular points in the field of vision.
2. One who, or that which, finds; specifically ( Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily.
- I might even make a brilliant speech in defence of the thief, proving that this gold was res nullius, or nobody's, as it had been deposited at a time when property rights did not yet exist; that even under existing rights it could belong only to the first finder of it, as the ground- owner has never included it in the valuation of his property; and so on. - "Plays by August Strindberg, Second series", August Strindberg.
- No more skilful place- finder existed, and any member of the advanced section who wanted a place for himself or for a friend had recourse to Mortemer. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.
- One Master Robert Meriton, of Gosnold's company, was " the finder of the sassafras in these parts," from which it would appear that the shrub in its wild state was little known to these voyagers. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.