water-witching stick

syn. dipping rod; divining rod; dowsing rod; wiggle stick

Twig, a metal rod, or any other object, through the use of which certain persons claim to locate underground sources of water, pipe lines, etc.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 25, 2014 .