the stationing of a policeman or traffic warden at a road junction to control and direct traffic
the position at the head of a military patrol, regarded as being the most dangerous
[French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/ noun, plural pointes [French pwant] /French pwɛ̃t/ (Show IPA). Ballet. 1. the tip of the toe. 2. a position on the extreme tips of the toes. /pɔɪnt/ noun 1. (ballet) the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes) n. in dance, 1830, from French pointe (see point (n.)).
[French pwan-ta-pee-truh] /French pwɛ̃ taˈpi trə/ noun 1. a seaport on central Guadeloupe, in the E West Indies. /French pwɛ̃tapitrə/ noun 1. the chief port of Guadeloupe, on SW Grande-Terre Island in the Caribbean. Pop: 20 948 (1999)
[French pwan-toh-trahn-bluh] /French pwɛ̃ toʊˈtrɑ̃ blə/ noun 1. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, N of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.
[point klair; French pwant kler] /ˌpɔɪnt ˈklɛər; French pwɛ̃t ˈklɛr/ noun 1. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Montreal, on the St. Lawrence.