pourpoint

[ poor-point, -pwant ]
/ ˈpʊərˌpɔɪnt, -ˌpwænt /

noun

a stuffed and quilted doublet worn by men from the 14th to 17th centuries.

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Origin of pourpoint

1350–1400; <French, noun use of past participle of pourpoindre to quilt, perforate, equivalent to pour-, for par- (<Latin per) through + poindre (<Latin pungere to prick, pierce; see point); replacing Middle English purpont<Anglo-Latin purpunctus

Definition for pourpoint (2 of 2)

pour point

noun Chemistry.

the lowest temperature at which a substance will flow under given conditions.

Origin of pour point

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for pourpoint (1 of 2)

pourpoint
/ (ˈpʊəˌpɔɪnt) /

noun

a man's stuffed quilted doublet of a kind worn between the Middle Ages and the 17th century

Word Origin for pourpoint

C15: from Old French, from pourpoindre to stick, from pour- variant of par-, from Latin per through + poindre to pierce, from Latin pungere to puncture

British Dictionary definitions for pourpoint (2 of 2)

pour point

noun

chem the lowest temperature at which a mineral oil will flow under specified conditions
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