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point of no return

Definition of point of no return

  1. 1 :  the point in the flight of an aircraft beyond which the remaining fuel will be insufficient for a return to the starting point with the result that the craft must proceed

  2. 2 :  a critical point at which turning back or reversal is not possible



1941

First Known Use of point of no return

1941


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