noun cul·tel·la·tion \ˌkəltəˈlāshən\

Definition of cultellation



  1. :  the transferring in surveying of the exact location of a point from a higher level (as an overhanging cliff) to a lower by dropping a sharp-pointed marking pin

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Origin and Etymology of cultellation

French, from Latin cultellus + French -ation

First Known Use: 1685

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a brief usually trivial fact

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