point d'appui

noun

point d'ap·​pui ˌpwaⁿ(n)-da-ˈpwē How to pronounce point d'appui (audio)
plural points d'appui ˌpwaⁿ(n)-da-ˈpwē How to pronounce point d'appui (audio)

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, point of support

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of point d'appui was in 1781

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Cite this Entry

“Point d'appui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20d%27appui. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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