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Point d'appui

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Point d'appui (Mil) A given point or body, upon which troops are formed, or by which are marched in line or column.
    • Point d'appui (Mil) See under Appui.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Point d'appui a point at which troops form as a base of operations
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a point of support
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. apuyer—Low L. appodia-re—L. ad, to, and podium, support (Fr. puy, a hill).

Usage

In literature:

After all, our past is our point d'appui.
"Yet Again" by Max Beerbohm
Where are we to fix the point d'appui of the lunacy?
"Lady Byron Vindicated" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
It was a point d'appui, enabling us to prepare and maintain our connections with the Belgian Army.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
It was a point d'appui, enabling us to prepare and maintain our connections with the Belgian Army.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
A l'aide des points d'appui qu'il se donne, sa force augmente au loin, comme celle des leviers.
"How to Observe" by Harriet Martineau
Austria, however, needed our protection both in war and peace, and had no other point d'appui.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
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