point of no return


point of no return

Definition of POINT OF NO RETURN

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

First Known Use of POINT OF NO RETURN

1941

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