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(transitive) to repair the joints of (brickwork, masonry, etc) with mortar or cement
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Examples from the Web for repoint
Historical Examples
  • repoint all existing brickwork, interior & exterior, as may be requisite.

    The Fairfax County Courthouse Ross D. Netherton
  • For two hours nearly he wrote away steadily, rarely changing or erasing a word, stopping only to repoint the lead of his pencil.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • They are regular arrows, but I made the man shorten them so as to suit the bow, and then repoint them.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • repoint the foundations, inside and out, with a rich cement mortar to seal any cracks through which the wind might penetrate.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Word Origin and History for repoint

1849, from re- "again" + point (v.). Related: Repointed; repointing.

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