Synonyms of pathfinder
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discovererWhen someone discovers a new place, substance, scientific fact, or scientific technique, they are the first person to find it or become aware of it. (noun)
• the myth of the heroic discoverer
explorerAn explorer is someone who travels to places about which very little is known, in order to discover what is there.
• the British explorer who discovered the North Magnetic Pole
pioneerPioneers are people who leave their own country or the place where they were living, and go and live in a place that has not been lived in before.
• abandoned settlements of early European pioneers
Thesaurus for pathfinder from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who makes or finds a way, esp through unexplored areas or fields of knowledge