Definition of Ranging pole
1. Noun. Surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors.
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Literary usage of Ranging pole
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1. Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments by Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. (1912)
"PRICE 539 Aligning or ranging pole, 6 feet long, hung in gimbals $4.00 The aligning pole consists of an iron tube, ^ of an inch in diameter, 6 feet long, ..."
2. The Practice of Railway Surveying and Permanent Way Work by Samuel Wright Perrott, F. E. G. Badger (1920)
"It is sufficient to fix at the end of the line a ranging pole with which and the instrument the axemen can line themselves in. ..."
3. Elements of Plane Surveying, Including Leveling by Samuel Marx Barton (1913)
"This can best be done by three persons, whom we shall call A, B, and C, each with a ranging pole. A and B take their positions on the line, not too close to ..."
4. First Book in General Mathematics by Frank S. Pugh (1917)
"PERSONNEL: One student to read level, one to carry ranging pole (and later leveling rod), ... The student with the ranging pole now advances along ..."
5. Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering: A General Reference Work on Surveying by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, American Technical Society, American School of Correspondence (1909)
"The next morning place a slender flag or ranging pole at a distance of 200 or 300 feet from the peep-sight, and exactly in line with the plumb-line. ..."
6. The Elements of Surveying and Geodesy by William Charles Popplewell (1915)
"It consists of a cubical piece of wood, mounted on the top of a short ranging pole about 5 feet high. In the figure (a) is the elevation and (b) the plan. ..."