pointel

or poin·tal

[ poin-tl ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tl /

noun

a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.

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Sometimes poyn·tell [poin-tel], /ˈpɔɪn tɛl/, poyn·till [poin-til] /ˈpɔɪn tɪl/ .

Origin of pointel

1250–1300; Middle English: stylus, pencil, pointed instrument <Old French: point of a spear (French pointeau); cognate with Italian puntello, diminutive of puntopoint; see -elle
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