Definition of cardinal point in English:

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cardinal point

noun

Each of the four main points of the compass (north, south, east, and west).
Example sentences
  • The Great Pyramid's faces are positioned, almost exactly, in the directions of the four cardinal points (north, south, east and west) with less than one degree of error!
  • American roads also frustrated the traveller seeking to move diagonally rather than according to the four cardinal points of the compass.
  • Planetary location was related to the four cardinal points and described in terms of lying east, west, north or south; high or low; to the left or right, etc.

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