plural -s
: 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

Word History


French, from Latin cultellus + French -ation

First Known Use

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cultellation was in 1685

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“Cultellation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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