- n. a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
“After a confused rendezvous in the Gulf of Maine, the French fleet apparently miscalculated the tides in the Caribbean and spent weeks beating back to the jumping-off point for the invasion near Puerto Cabello, where they were supposed to join up with a Spanish fleet.”
“The south-side waterfront is the jumping-off point for what seems to me far more exotic destinations along the ocean coasts and overseas.”
“The Soviet buildup for an attack on the important jumping-off point of Kotelnikovo had been smashed.”
“Those fourteenth-century travelers had a different reason and motivation to tell stories for their journey, but it was still a good jumping-off point for Eliza.”
“The Embankment is the jumping-off point and home base for all trade along the navigable waterways, some of which reach a thousand miles beyond Karenta’s borders, a thousand miles into the heart of the continent.”
“Two days after the great spectacle, on September 4, the Ariel cast off its mooring at L’Orient and sailed to the anchorage at the island of Groix, the jumping-off point for a sea voyage.”
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