|the four main points of the compass: north, south, east, and west|
|Main Entry:||cardinal point|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||See cardinal direction|
cardinal point n.
One of four points in the pelvic inlet toward which the occiput of the fetus is usually directed in cases of head presentation.
Any of six reference points in the eye: the anterior focal point, posterior focal point, two principal points, and two nodal points.
One of the four principal directions on a compass (north, south, east, or west).