[jee-oh-kash-ing] /ˈdʒi oʊˌkæʃ ɪŋ/

the outdoor sport or game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates posted on the Internet.
a game in which the object is to identify and find items deposited by other players, using GPS navigation

a type of scavenger hunt for waterproof containers bearing treasure using the containers’ exact geographic coordinates and Global Positioning System devices

Geocaching can be a lot of work, especially in a remote urban area.
Word Origin

geo- + cache
Usage Note

geocache n, v


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