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[poo r-point, -pwant] /ˈpʊərˌpɔɪnt, -ˌpwænt/
a stuffed and quilted doublet worn by men from the 14th to 17th centuries.
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 Unabridged
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  • pourpoint, the lowest temperature at which the oil still shows movement, isa useful measurement of cold-flow behavior.
  • The pourpoint is defined as temperature where sample still pours.
British Dictionary definitions for pourpoint


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