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Definition of "detectorist" []

  • A person whose hobby is the use of a metal detector to search for buried coins, etc. (noun)

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Use "detectorist" in a sentence
  • "He is now one of thousands involved in the hobby nationwide - a number expected to grow sharply following the announcement last autumn that "detectorist" Terry Herbert had found a huge hoard of Anglo Saxon gold in Staffordshire valued at £3.285 million."
  • "Yet members are quick to shake off any notion that a "detectorist" will get rich with the hobby."
  • "A total of 52,500 bronze and silver coins dating from the 3rd century AD – including the largest ever found set of coins minted by the self proclaimed emperor Carausius, who lasted seven years before he was murdered by his finance minister – were found by Dave Crisp, a hobby metal detectorist from Devizes, Wiltshire."
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