transitive verb Date: 1883 1. to sail closer to the wind than 2. to win more points than (as in a boxing match)

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  • Outpoint — is a term frequently used in boxing to describe a situation in which one boxer is awarded more points than his or her opponent by the judges, but does not knock out that opponent.[1] Notes ^ Klitschko Climbs Off Deck to Outpoint Peter .… …   Wikipedia

  • outpoint — index beat (defeat), outbalance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outpoint — [out′point′] vt. 1. to score more points than 2. Naut. to sail closer to the wind than (another vessel) …   English World dictionary

  • outpoint — /owt poynt /, v.t. 1. to excel in number of points, as in a competition or contest. 2. Naut. to sail closer to the wind than (another ship). [1585 95; OUT + POINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • outpoint — verb a) To score more points than (especially, in boxing, to achieve victory by scoring more points that ones opponent). It was clear that the Queen, if she indeed proved to be the target, would be outpointed for grooming and hauteur. b) To sail… …   Wiktionary

  • outpoint — out|point [autˈpɔınt] v [T] to defeat an opponent in ↑boxing by gaining more points …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outpoint — [[t]a͟ʊtpɔ͟ɪnt[/t]] outpoints, outpointing, outpointed VERB In boxing, if one boxer outpoints another, they win the match by getting more points then their opponent. [V n] Kane won the world title in 1938 when he outpointed Jackie Durich …   English dictionary

  • outpoint — v. make more points; sail closer to the wind (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outpoint — verb Boxing defeat on points …   English new terms dictionary

  • outpoint — verb (T) to defeat an opponent in boxing by gaining more points …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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