"cross-staff" Definition

  1. n. An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of celestial bodies.
  2. n. A surveyor's instrument for measuring offsets.

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Position in dictionary: 23054 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "cross-staff": 1
Words that end with "cross-staff": 1
Words that contain "cross-staff": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of cross-staff

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