biting point

biting point

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) (in driving) the point at which the plates of the clutch connect as the clutch pedal is released
2. a point at which success is achieved
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Buyers must find the biting point between a high-quality renovation sympathetic to the character of the property, and ensuring that the cost for said works does not exceed the potential uplift in value.
While the queues to get out can bad in the outdoor car parks, trying to get out of the multi-storey car park is next level - particularly if you have to keep stopping and finding the biting point again and again - when all you want to be is back at home taking a bite out of a takeaway!
We can only hope Andy Geggan kept clear of his biting point and remained an Honest Man.
Also the long- travel clutch pedal had a very high - albeit progressive - biting point which made for revvy gear shifts that did not sound professional (remember my own Subaru has a short-travel mousetrap for a pedal).
Finding the balance point is a lot like finding the biting point on a car clutch and varies depending on the weight of the bell.
The clutch and gearbox are extremely forgiving, but there is a definite biting point for the left pedal--about two inches towards the floor.
The Bairns keeper is convinced the battle at the top is reaching biting point - in stark contrast to previous campaigns that became a one-horse race.
In its electric mode, the accelerator pedal uses a pressure point system restricting you to a mid-way biting point at 135km/h.
The only complaint we had was the high biting point on the clutch, which made it a little hard to drive in stop and go traffic.
It's so light you can barely feel when you're getting near the biting point, which is why I accidentally slipped and cooked it.
But the clutch has a long travel even after the biting point is reached, so it''s not a particularly comfortable feature of the Grand Scenic when driving in heavy traffic.