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

    The Fairfax County Courthouse Ross D. Netherton
  • 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
Word Origin and History for repoint

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

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