the point at which a gun or bombsight is aimed in order to strike a desired target, often a point in advance of or behind the actual target.
Moot Point vs. Mute PointYou may have heard coworkers or acquaintances refer to an inconsequential or irrelevant point as a moot point, or maybe you’ve heard mute point instead. Fans of the TV show Friends may have heard a third variation: moo point (because, according to Joey, a cow’s opinion doesn’t matter). But which expression is correct, and what exactly does it mean? The correct phrase is moot point. …
Origin of aiming point
First recorded in 1905–10
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