pourpoint

noun (1)
pour·​point | \ ˈpu̇r-ˌpȯint How to pronounce pourpoint (audio) , -ˌpwant How to pronounce pourpoint (audio) \

Definition of pourpoint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a padded and quilted doublet

pour point

noun (2)

Definition of pour point (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of pourpoint

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pourpoint

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

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“Pourpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pourpoint. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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