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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A triangularscarf; a half-shawl folded in a point: usually of lace or other fine and delicate fabric.

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  • noun ballet The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From French pointe (des pieds), point (of the feet), tiptoe; see point.]

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From French pointe ("point, tip").

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