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Meaning of PLANE TABLE

Pronunciation:  pleyn 'teybul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details
 
 See Also: surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plane" ta`ble\
See under {Plane}, a.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a small drawing table mounted on a tripod in such a way that it can be leveled and rotated. Provides the base for the alidade in plane-table mapping.
 

 

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