Definition of cardinal points noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cardinal points

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɑːdɪnl ˈpɔɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrdɪnl ˈpɔɪnts//
 
[plural](specialist)
 
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the four main points (North, South, East and West) of the compass
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cardinal points