quadrillage

noun
qua·​dril·​lage | \ kwäˈdrilij \
plural -s

Definition of quadrillage

: a system of quadrille reference lines on a map overprinted a network of even kilometer squares upon their maps, in which quadrillage each line was numbered from a zero point in the southwest of the war zone— Erwin Raisz

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History and Etymology for quadrillage

French, from quadrille lozenge, small square + -age

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“Quadrillage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrillage. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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