point of reference

Definitions of point of reference
  1. noun
    an indicator that orients you generally
    synonyms: reference, reference point
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    bench mark, benchmark
    a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
    landmark
    a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
    lubber line, lubber's line, lubber's mark, lubber's point
    a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
    mark, target
    a reference point to shoot at
    white line
    a white stripe in the middle of a road to mark traffic lanes
    buoy
    bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
    mearstone, meerestone, merestone
    an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab
    clout
    a target used in archery
    drogue
    a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
    acoustic buoy
    a buoy that can be heard (at night)
    can, can buoy
    a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
    conical buoy, nun, nun buoy
    a buoy resembling a cone
    spar buoy
    a buoy resembling a vertical log
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    indicator
    a signal for attracting attention
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