the tip of the toe.
a position on the extreme tips of the toes.
Idioms about pointe
on / en pointe, supporting one’s body weight on the extreme tips of the toes:dancing on pointe.: Also on / en pointes .
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How to use pointe in a sentence
I had quit ballet when we got to pointe shoes because it was too hard, and I was a decent swimmer but not a great one, and so on.
One or two, it seemed to me, were actually still tiptoeing “en pointe.”
After a long paddle of five or six hours we arrived at pointe des Monts, where rough weather obliged us to put ashore.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
He woke from it with a vigor and freshness that surprised him, and found the train pulling into the station at pointe Levis.The Quality of Mercy | W. D. Howells
Como itself is the head centre for this part of the lake region, but we used it only as a pointe de dpart.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for pointe
ballet the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes)
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