(also flash point)
1A place, event, or time at which trouble, such as violence or anger, flares up: the flashpoint of the conflagration is just blocks away
More example sentences
- The season's main violence flashpoints were before, during and after games against Hartlepool, Bury, and Carlisle.
- Politics here have long been a flashpoint for violence.
- Christmas is often a flashpoint for domestic violence due to increased drinking, tension over money and contact with family members.
Definition of flashpoint in:
- The British & World English dictionary