point|ing [ `pɔıntıŋ ] noun uncount
the CEMENT or MORTAR between the stones or bricks in a wall
a. the process of filling the spaces in a wall with CEMENT or MORTAR

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  • pointing — (n.) the filling up of exterior faces of joints in brickwork, late 15c., verbal noun from POINT (Cf. point) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pointing — ► NOUN ▪ mortar or cement used to fill the joints of brickwork or tiling …   English terms dictionary

  • pointing — [[t]pɔ͟ɪntɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Pointing is a way of filling in the gaps between the bricks or stones on the outside of a building so that the surface becomes sealed. He did the pointing in the stonework himself. 2) N UNCOUNT Pointing is the… …   English dictionary

  • Pointing — Point Point (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pointing — /poyn ting/, n. (in masonry) mortar used as a finishing touch to brickwork. [1835 45; POINT + ING1] * * * ▪ brickwork       in building maintenance, the technique of repairing mortar joints between bricks or other masonry elements. When aging… …   Universalium

  • Pointing — This interesting surname of Anglo Saxon origin with variant spellings, Pointin, Pointon, Ponting, etc., is a dialectal variant of the locational name Pointon in Lincolnshire, deriving from the Olde English personal name Pohha plus ing people of… …   Surnames reference

  • pointing — adj. Pointing is used with these nouns: ↑finger …   Collocations dictionary

  • pointing — pɔɪntɪŋ n. indicating, instance of pointing out; heading, direction pɔɪnt n. spot, pinpoint; tip, prong; essence, gist; intention; matter; small measurement used to measure font size (Computers) v. indicate; emphasize; sharpen; direct …   English contemporary dictionary

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