Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a steam-engine, the point of release; the place, in the stroke of the piston at which the exhaust-valve opens, releasing the steam which has been confined behind the piston to drive it for its working stroke.

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Examples

  • When they burned to the release-point and flashed away past the ports, the Chief and Haney panted up from their chairs and made their way aft.

    Space Tug

  • One report in particular stated that Younginer's natural talents, while unanimously considered well above average, occasionally fail to manifest as a result of his slight inability to maintain a consistent delivery and release-point.

    Over the Monster

  • (If it doesn't have trajectory information, it could be inferred from the release-point to capture-point differences.)

    Baseball Musings

  • "Lance also had some release-point issues, but he made the adjustments, threw a gem last week, and continues to build on that.

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