Definition of point d'appui in English:

point d'appui

noun

  • A support or prop.

    ‘the education committee does not deny a college adviser his many informal influences but gives him a point d'appui’
    pole, post, beam, support, upright, brace, buttress, stay, shaft, strut, stanchion, shore, pier, vertical, pillar, pile, piling, bolster, truss, column, rod, stick
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Origin

French, literally ‘point of support’.

Pronunciation

point d'appui

/ˌpwã daˈpwiː//pwɛ̃ dapHi/