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pointing

[poin-ting] /ˈpɔɪn tɪŋ/
noun
1.
(in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork.
Origin of pointing
1835-1845
1835-45; point + -ing1
Related forms
unpointing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un pointing

pointing

/ˈpɔɪntɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of repairing or finishing joints in brickwork, masonry, etc, with mortar
2.
  1. the insertion of marks to indicate the chanting of a psalm or the vowels in a Hebrew text
  2. the sequence of marks so inserted
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Word Origin and History for un pointing

pointing

n.

"the filling up of exterior faces of joints in brickwork," late 15c., verbal noun from point (v.). Meaning "action of indicating with the finger, etc." is from 1550s.

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