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pointe

 (pwäNt)
n.
In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.

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

(pɔɪnt)
n
(Ballet) ballet the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes)
[from French: point]
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pointe

(pwɛ̃t)
n.
a ballet position with the body balanced on the extreme tip of the toe.
[1820–30; < French: pointe (du pied) tiptoe, literally, extremity of the foot]
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pointe

The extremity of the toe, or a point on the toe.
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