- completely; perfectly; exactly.
- perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat.
Origin of point-device
1325–75; Middle English at point devis arranged to a point, i.e., to a nicety, to perfection; see device
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Examples from the Web for point-device
Hark you, there are the trumpets sounding for dinner, and you not point-device for the banquet-hall!Wager of Battle
Henry William Herbert
Officers, some only recognizable by the Sam Browne belt, others spruce and point-device, passed by.The Rough Road</p>
William John Locke
As tapestry Pricked out by women's needles; point-device As saints in fitted haloes.
- very correct or perfect; precise
- to perfection; perfectly; precisely
C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged
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