Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physical, that point on the thermometric scale which corresponds to the temperature of steam under a pressure of 76 centimeters of mercury.

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Examples

  • His eyes strayed from the intricate system of pipes and flumes to the cloud of white vapour that rose from the shaft house where the never-tiring steam-point drills forced their way slowly down, down, down into the eternal frost.

    Connie Morgan in the Fur Country

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