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pointing

[ poin-ting ]
/ ˈpɔɪn tɪŋ /
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noun
(in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork.
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Origin of pointing

First recorded in 1835–45; point + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM pointing

un·point·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pointing

pointing
/ (ˈpɔɪntɪŋ) /

noun
the act or process of repairing or finishing joints in brickwork, masonry, etc, with mortar
  1. the insertion of marks to indicate the chanting of a psalm or the vowels in a Hebrew text
  2. the sequence of marks so inserted
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