plane table

noun

: an instrument consisting essentially of a drawing board on a tripod with a ruler pointed at the object observed and used for plotting the lines of a survey directly from observation

Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plane table was in 1670

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“Plane table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plane%20table. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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