aiming stake

noun

variants or less commonly aiming post
: a stake used as an aiming point for laying mortars and artillery pieces for direction

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aiming stake was in 1899

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“Aiming stake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aiming%20stake. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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