cardinal point
noun Date: 1658 one of the four principal compass points north, south, east, and west

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  • cardinal point — n BrE technical one of the four main points (north, south, east, or west) on a ↑compass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cardinal point — noun count TECHNICAL one of the four main points on a COMPASS (=a piece of equipment that shows direction) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cardinal point — ► NOUN ▪ each of the four main points of the compass (north, south, east, and west) …   English terms dictionary

  • cardinal point — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cardinal point : singular cardinal point plural cardinal points one of the four main points on a compass (= a piece of equipment that shows direction) …   English dictionary

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  • cardinal point — cardinal points N COUNT The cardinal points are the four main points of the compass, north, south, east, and west …   English dictionary

  • cardinal point — noun Etymology: cardinal (I) 1. a. : one of the four principal points of the compass north, south, east, and west b. in magical ritu …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardinal point — noun Any of the four principal compass directions north, south, east and west Syn: cardinal direction …   Wiktionary

  • cardinal point — n. each of the 4 main directions of the compass (north, south, east and west) …   English contemporary dictionary

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