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A portable surveying instrument consisting essentially of a drawing board and a ruler mounted on a tripod and used to sight and map topographical details.
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(Surveying) a surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board mounted on adjustable legs, and used in the field for plotting measurements directly
(Surveying) to survey (a plot of land) using a plane table
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land.
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|Noun||1.||plane table - surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details|
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