cardinal point

noun

Definition of cardinal point

:one of the four principal compass points north, south, east, and west

First Known Use of cardinal point

1658


CARDINAL POINT Defined for Kids

cardinal point

noun

Definition of cardinal point for Students

:one of the four chief points of the compass which are north, south, east, west


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