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pathfinder 1

Line breaks: path|find¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːθfʌɪndə/

noun

1A person who goes ahead and discovers or shows others a path or way.
Example sentences
  • Is she seen as a bit of a - well, as you said, a trailblazer, a pathfinder for women, not just in athletics, in that time?
  • They're the groundbreakers and the pathfinders.
  • They can be described as visionaries, revolutionaries, radicals, liberals, nonconformists, outsiders, insurgents, prophets, pathfinders.
1.1An aircraft sent ahead to locate and mark the target area for bombing.
Example sentences
  • But no one in FEMA had enough sense to ask about air drops, pathfinders, Special Tactics Teams or anything which could have sent immediate aid.
  • It made its mark in the attack on Poland in September 1939 and its versatility was such that it was used as a bomber, reconnaissance plane and as a pathfinder by the Luftwaffe.
  • It developed more specialised roles such as a torpedo-carrier, a glider tug and a pathfinder.
1.2 [usually as modifier] An experimental plan or forecast: a pathfinder prospectus
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  • The row highlighted the haphazard application of the rules covering pathfinder prospectuses.
  • The federal interdepartmental committee reviewing pathfinder projects specifically indicated its preference for citizen-facing projects.
  • The plans have been drawn up by eight regional pathfinder partnerships across England.
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Pathfinder 2 Line breaks: Path|find¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːθfʌɪndə/
(in full Mars Pathfinder)
An unmanned American spacecraft which landed on Mars in 1997, deploying a small robotic rover (Sojourner) to explore the surface and examine the rocks.

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