fire point

  1. the lowest temperature at which a volatile liquid, after its vapors have been ignited, will give off vapors at a rate sufficient to sustain combustion.

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How to use fire point in a sentence

  • With a whoop he flung them at the nearest cadet, and whipping two more from his belt, opened fire point-blank.

    On Guard | Upton Sinclair
  • A stocky young man behind the fire-point emerged from the darkness and climbed briskly into the tonneau.

    Diane of the Green Van | Leona Dalrymple
  • He had expected the oarsman to drag a rifle from the prow and fire point-blank at this moose.

    The Galloping Ghost | Roy J. Snell
  • It is the thin, wavering fire-point of all our struggles after purity and eternity.

    Visions and Revisions | John Cowper Powys