outpoint

verb out·point \ ˌau̇t-ˈpȯint \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of outpoint

1 : to sail closer to the wind than
2 : to win more points than (as in a boxing match)

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First Known Use of outpoint

1883

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : to win more points than (an opponent) in a boxing match


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