A reference point on high ground used in surveying, typically marked by a small pillar.
- Bear left on the top to join the tarmac of the mast access road and the trig point summit pillar is passed on the left.
- A bank and ditch ran north-west towards the main camp on the central knoll near the trig point.
- When I eventually reached the trig point on the 2,759 ft / 841m summit of Vrackie I swore I would never climb the hill again.
Mid 19th century: abbreviation of trigonometrical point.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: trig point
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.