Definition of gazetteer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gazetteer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɡæzəˈtɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡæzəˈtɪr//
 
 
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a list of place names published as a book or at the end of a book Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘journalist’): via French from Italian gazzettiere, from gazzetta (see gazette). The current sense comes from a late 17th-cent. gazetteer called The Gazetteer's: or, Newsman's Interpreter: Being a Geographical Index.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gazetteer