witness corner

noun Surveying.
a point, marked by a monument, situated at a known distance from and bearing relative to a corner that is used as a reference point but on which it is impossible to place a monument. Compare corner ( def 10a ).

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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In such cases a witness corner should be established on the line at a secure point near the true point for the meander corner.
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