outpoint

verb

out·​point ˌau̇t-ˈpȯint How to pronounce outpoint (audio)
outpointed; outpointing; outpoints

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, ajc, 11 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, ajc, 11 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, ajc, 11 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, ajc, 11 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, Chicago Tribune, 10 Dec. 2022 Williams received 544 first-place votes and 2,031 points to easily outpoint TCU quarterback Max Duggan (1,420). Ralph D. Russo, al, 10 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outpoint was in 1883

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“Outpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpoint. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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