Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sign or symbol marked in a prominent position in an off-road location to show the track of a footpath or route
  • n. A map coordinate stored within a satellite navigation system

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mark to guide in traveling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A finger-post, guide-post, milestone, or the like.

Etymologies

way + mark (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A list of the waymark trees I know would not fit on these pages - where do you want to start?

    Landmark Firs

  • But these trees were not indigenous to southern England, and whilst self-seeded from their forebears, the originals were deliberately planted in a very dim and distant past to mark critical points on trackways, be it a crossroads, junction or simply to act as a waymark.

    Landmark Firs

  • Fortunately, when we got to the waymark where the paths diverged we met a group of Brits, mostly similar ages to ourselves, carrying much smaller packs and with a guide.

    Day 9 – Trient via the Fenetre d’Arpette

  • Unfortunately it then started to go completely the wrong direction and then we came to our first exit route at a waymark which pointed down through cow pasture to the normal route.

    Day 10 Trient to Tre-le-Champ

  • However, we got to the first little bridge over the river and there was a UTMB sign on the road pointing across it and up the hill on a track withot a waymark … so we decided to follow it, assuming it would just follow the same route but above the road.

    Day 10 Trient to Tre-le-Champ

  • I also found that if there are not enough geocaches around I can waymark!

    Treasure hunt

  • It was kind of a landmark on I-44 and even though I never dined there, I used it as a waymark for giving directions right along with the Camelot across the street!

    Pagoda placemat - BatesLine

  • It appears that Mr. Wait, mistaking his way at this point, nearly perished in a snow-storm, and erected this waymark for the benefit of future travellers.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886 Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, January, 1886

  • He was still only a waymark to the kingdom of folly, but she had made a beginning, and she would persevere.

    The Lions of the Lord A Tale of the Old West

  • Its very simplicity gives it weight, and it is quite consistent with the habits of the Indians, and their nice observation; for the rock, though unimportant, is yet the largest in sight, and its position near the outlet would make it a very natural waymark to them.

    Rural Hours

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