open traverse[′ō·pən ′tra‚vərs]
A surveying traverse in which the last leg, because of error, does not terminate at the origin of the first leg.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
In surveying, a survey traverse in which the final line does not join the starting point.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.