cultellation

noun
cul·tel·la·tion | \ˌkəltəˈlāshən\
plural -s

Definition of cultellation 

: 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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First Known Use of cultellation

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cultellation

French, from Latin cultellus + French -ation

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