pointel

pointel

[poin-tl]
noun
a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.
Also, pointal, poyntell, poyntill.


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

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pointel

noun
a tool used by an engraver [syn: graver
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