Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A support or supporter; a stay; a prop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A support or supporter; a stay; a prop.
  • n. The mutual bearing or support of the hand of the rider and the mouth of the horse through the bit and bridle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To support; military, to post, as troops, at a point of support.
  • n. . A support, stay, or prop.
  • n. In the manège, a reciprocal action between the mouth of the horse and the hand of the rider, the bit and rein forming the line of communication: thus, a horse with a sensitive mouth may be said to have a good appui, and the same may be said of the rider if his hand is good.

Etymologies

French, from Latin ad + podium, foothold. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Will you let me use you as a 'point d'appui ', Mr. Beaton?"

    A Hazard of New Fortunes — Volume 3

  • Bon marche de Dofus Kamas.achat de dofus.le prix moins cher.nous vendons dofus,or de Wakfu. 24/7 appui-en-ligne et livraison rapide.

    Tuna Toast

  • On dismissing me, he did indeed call me to him, and giving me his hand to kiss a second time, he observed: ‘Suzanne, la mort de votre mère vous a privée de votre appui naturel; mais vous pourrez toujours compter sur ma protection,’ but with the other hand he gave me at once a slight push on the shoulder, and, with the sharpening of the corners of the mouth habitual with him, he added,

    The Jew and other stories

  • La ville de Hull ritre donc son appui et son soutien la Socit plantaire pour l'assainissement de l'nergie considrant son intervention indispensable et l'encourage fortement poursuivre sa dmarche humanitaire.

    Chapter 1

  • En plus, nous voulons vous offrir notre appui complet en ce concerne toutes les mesures que vous avancez pour assurer un Quebec fort dans un Canada progressif et uni.

    Quebec in the Confederation of Tomorrow

  • Adams een cathagorisch antwoord heeft versogt, om daar van aan sijne principaalen kennis te kunnen geeven, als meede op de requesten van een groot aantal commercieerende, fabriceerende en sig door den handel geneerende ingezeetenen in deese provincie, tot appui van hunne versoeken ter generaliteit den 20 deeser gedaan ten einde tot verkrijging der handel uit deesen landen op

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

  • "There is an _appui_ in a good gown," said Madame de Sta‰l.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • It was the superior horsemanship of riders brought up in that best of all riding schools, the fox-hunting field, that first drew the attention of cavalry teachers to the necessity of affording a firmer _appui_ to the horseman than he can obtain from stirrups, to keep his feet in contact with which he is obliged to point his toes downward with painful perseverance.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • ÉTRIER, _m. _, sorte d'anneau sur lequel le cavalier appui le pied.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Quand, à leur tribunal, sans crainte et sans appui, 45

    A Charlotte Corday

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