Definition of trig point in English:

trig point

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪɡpɔɪnt


  • A reference point on high ground used in surveying, typically marked by a small pillar.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

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