Point d'appui
Appui Ap`pui", n. [F., fr. L. ad + podium foothold, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, foot.] 1. A support or supporter; a stay; a prop. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If a vine be to climb trees that are of any great height, there would be stays and appuies set to it. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. (Man.) The mutual bearing or support of the hand of the rider and the mouth of the horse through the bit and bridle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Point d'appui}. [F., a point of support.] (Mil.) (a) A given point or body, upon which troops are formed, or by which are marched in line or column. (b) An advantageous defensive support, as a castle, morass, wood, declivity, etc. (c) any point of support or basis of operations, as a rallying point. [1913 Webster +Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • point d'appui — noun (plural points d appui) Etymology: French, literally, point of support Date: 1819 foundation, base …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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