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Points

Points

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English

Proper noun

Points

  1. An unincorporated community in West Virginia

points

points

See also: Points

English

Noun

points

  1. plural of point
  2. (rail transport, Britain) Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another.
  3. (automotive) The two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow current to flow or not through the ignition coil. Each surface is called a point singular (there's usually a moving point which is pushed by the distributor cam and a fixed point which isn't), but they're made together in a unit and serviced or replaced that way and are hence normally called points plural.

Synonyms

  • switch (Movable rails used to switch a train from one railway track to another.)

Translations

Verb

points

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of point

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pwɛ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɛ̃
  • Homophone: point

Noun

points m

  1. plural of point

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