Definition of trig point in English:

trig point


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

    • ‘The trig point at 971 feet is unmissable, newly painted white, and right by the path.’
    • ‘The complete route is along public rights of way, Forestry Commission permissive paths, and by special permission to the trig point.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From there continue SE to the trig point on the hill's SE top.’
    • ‘The summit trig point is situated on top of the prominent granite tor.’
    • ‘Cross marshy ground to a cairn, and after 300 yards you will reach the trig point on top of Auchineden Hill.’
    • ‘Continue up the slope to the trig point marking the summit of Connachair at 1,397 ft.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This isn't the trig point at the summit but rather an old way marker a few hundred yards further on.’


Mid 19th century: abbreviation of trigonometrical point.


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