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noun (1)

: a padded and quilted doublet

pour point

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noun (2)

: the lowest temperature at which a substance flows under specified conditions

Example Sentences

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Like a true superfan, Jones makes a connection between Vivienne Westwood’s pourpoint top and the costumes of famed dancer, designer, and former artistic director of the Royal Ballet, Anthony Dowell. Vogue, 27 Oct. 2021
Detergents, corrosion inhibitors, dispersants, oxidation inhibitors, viscosity modifiers, pour point depressants, anti-foaming agents and more. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 30 Oct. 2020

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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English purpoint, from Anglo-French, from Old French porpoint, adjective, quilted, from Vulgar Latin *perpunctus, past participle of *perpungere to perforate, from Latin per through + pungere to prick, pierce — more at pungent

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pourpoint was in the 14th century

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“Pourpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pourpoint. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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