Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Abbreviation: Trhd. for trailhead

The composed noun trailhead is sometimes abbreviated as trhd. My example shows a sign at the end of the Jobs Peak Ranch Trail in the eastern part of Douglas County, Nevada. If you arrived here by coming from the Jobs Peak Ranch Trailhead, it will take you another 1.4 miles to return to where you started. Instead, looking in the other direction, a sign informs you that you may continue on to reach the Fay-Luther Trhd. after 2.0 miles. In fact, the units in miles have been omitted on both signs; probably another form of abbreviating.

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