from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A triangularscarf; a half-shawl folded in a point: usually of lace or other fine and delicate fabric.


From French pointe (des pieds), point (of the feet), tiptoe; see point.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French pointe ("point, tip"). (Wiktionary)



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