jumping–off place

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noun jump·ing–off place \ˌjəm-piŋ-ˈȯf-\

Definition of jumping–off place

  1. 1 :  a place or point from which an enterprise, investigation, or discussion is launched —called also jumping-off point

  2. 2 :  a remote or isolated place

1826

First Known Use of jumping–off place

1826


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