points
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɔɪnts/
Noun
  1. plural form of point
  2. (rail transport, UK, Ireland, Australia, NZ, India) Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another.
  3. (automotive) The two metal surfaces in a distributor which close or open to allow current to flow or not through the ignition coil. Each surface is called a point singular (there's usually a moving point which is pushed by the distributor cam and a fixed point which isn't), but they're made together in a unit and serviced or replaced that way and are hence normally called points plural.
Synonyms
  • switch (Movable rails used to switch a train from one railway track to another.)
Translations Verb
  1. third-person singular form of point

Points
Proper noun
  1. An unincorporated community in West Virginia



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