Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person who uses a metal detector for a hobby.
- Our work at Naseby in the early 1990s merely drew upon data already collected by unsystematic metal detectorists who had roughly mapped their finds.
- Unless a site produces metal finds that can be collected by detectorists, it will be destroyed unnoticed.
- The Government's treasure valuation committee is understood to have split the undisclosed sum paid for the jewellery between the metal detectorists responsible for the finds and the owners of the land where the discoveries were made.
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