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metal detector

[′med·əl di‚tek·tər]
(electronics)
An electronic device for detecting concealed metal objects, such as guns, knives, or buried pipelines, generally by radiating a high-frequency electromagnetic field and detecting the change produced in that field by the ferrous or nonferrous metal object being sought. Also known as electronic locator; metal locator; radio metal locator.
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