One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly poetic. A point of light; especially a star.
2The lowest temperature at which a volatile substance will continue to burn after its vapour has been ignited.
3A place in a building at which firefighting equipment such as a fire extinguisher is sited.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From fire + point.
fire point/ˈfʌɪə pɔɪnt/
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