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point US English

The tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object

the point in point US English

The critical or decisive moment

point1 US Thesaurus

the point of a needle

point2 US Thesaurus

the ship rounded the point

ace point US English

The first point or division on each inner table of a backgammon board.

aim point US English

A point aimed at (literal or figurative); a target.

dew point US English

The atmospheric temperature (varying according to pressure and humidity) below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form

dry point US English

A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid

eye-point US English

A point in front of a picture where an observer's eye is assumed or expected to be placed; (also) the point where a perpendicular from an observer's eye meets the plane of a picture. Also in extended use. Now historical.

ice point US English

The temperature at which ice is in equilibrium with water at standard atmospheric pressure (i.e. the freezing or melting point under these conditions).

low point US English

The worst state of, or lowest level reached by, something; the nadir; (also) the least interesting, enjoyable, commendable, etc., part or moment of something; frequently, especially in early use, with of.

point bar US English

An alluvial deposit that forms by accretion on the inner side of an expanding loop of a river

point man US English

The soldier at the head of a patrol

point-net US English

Simple point lace (chiefly attributive).

point set US English

(In acupuncture) a set of points stimulated simultaneously to treat a particular ailment or bring about a desired effect

set point US English

(In tennis and other sports) a point that, if won by a contestant, will also win the set

Sur, Point US English

See Big Sur.

tax point US English

The date on which value added tax becomes chargeable on a transaction

alarm point US English

A situation of risk or danger which triggers an alarm.

base point US English

The middle point of the base of a shield.

basis point US English

One hundredth of one percent, used chiefly in expressing differences of interest rates

break point US English

A place or time at which an interruption or change is made

busk point US English

The lace and tag used to secure a busk to a corset.

choke point US English

A point of congestion or blockage

cover point US English

A fielding position a little in front of the batsman on the off side and halfway to the boundary

cross-point US English

(Of a screwdriver) having a cross-shaped point for turning cross-head screws

Crown Point US English

A resort town in northeastern New York, on Lake Champlain, scene of much military action during the 18th century

Dana Point US English

A city in southwestern California, on the Pacific coast; population 35,700 (est. 2008)

East Point US English

A city in northwestern Georgia, south of Atlanta; population 43,418 (est. 2008)

extra point US English

A point awarded for a successful placekick following a touchdown.point after touchdown

fess point US English

A point at the center of a shield

fixed point US English

A well-defined reproducible temperature that can be used as a reference point, e.g., one defined by a change of phase

focal point US English

The point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed

game point US English

(In tennis and other sports) a point that, if won by one contestant, will also win the game

grade point US English

A numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course at a college or university, multiplied by the number of credits awarded for the course

gros point US English

A type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of stitches crossing two or more threads of the canvas in each direction

hard point US English

A strengthened region on an aircraft where an external load, such as attached weapons or fuel tanks, is to be allowed for.

high point US English

The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time

High Point US English

An industrial city in north central North Carolina, noted for furniture manufacturing; population 101,835 (est. 2008)

honor point US English

The point halfway between the top of a shield and the fess point

ideal point US English

The single point at infinity at which two parallel lines are regarded as intersecting.

Irish point US English

A kind of point lace from Ireland, originally worked in imitation of Brussels lace, typically with floral designs, especially that made in the convent of Youghal in Cork in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; also known as Curragh lace, Curragh point.

knick point US English

An abrupt change of gradient in the profile of a stream or river, typically due to a change in the rate of erosion

limit point US English

A point for which every neighborhood contains at least one point belonging to a given set

mass-point US English

= point mass.

match point US English

(In tennis and other sports) a point that if won by one contestant will also win the match

minus point US English

A point counting against a person or thing; a negative consideration.

motor point US English

A point in the motor cortex which, when stimulated electrically, produces the contraction of a specific voluntary muscle or group of muscles (now rare).

near-point US English

The closest point to the eyes on which they can focus unaided.

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