The four principal points of the compass; north, south, east, and west.
Plural form of cardinal point.
Cardinal-points Sentence Examples
The city is in great part laid out in rectangular squares, the streets running nearly with the cardinal points of the compass.
The city is built with its streets running between the cardinal points of the compass and crossing each other at right angles.
The city is laid out with almost unbroken regularity and is compactly built - the streets running nearly with the cardinal points of the compass.
Everything was changed when by the conquests of Alexander (334-323) it suddenly rose to material supremacy in all the East as far as India, and when cities of Greek speech and constitution were planted by the might of kings at all the cardinal points of intercourse within those lands.
The whole structure was roughly orientated, with the corners towards the cardinal points of the compass.