the lead soldier of an infantry patrol on combat operations.
a person who serves in the forefront, as of an economic or political issue.
noun (mainly US)
(military) a soldier who walks at the front of an infantry patrol in combat
the leader or spokesperson of a campaign or organization
“one who leads a military patrol in formation in a jungle, etc.,” 1944, from point (n.) in military sense of “small leading party of an advance guard” (1580s) + man (n.).
A person who plays a crucial, often hazardous role in the forefront of an enterprise; a person designated to take the lead in a project or task: point man on the new project
noun, Genetics. 1. a change in a single base in a nucleotide sequence. point mutation n. A mutation that involves a single nucleotide and may consist of loss of a nucleotide, substitution of one nucleotide for another, or the insertion of an additional nucleotide. point mutation A mutation in which one nucleotide is added, deleted, […]
noun 1. Nautical. the precise location of a vessel, established in order to set a course, especially in beginning a voyage in open water. 2. a place to begin, as in a discussion, argument, etc.
noun 1. an issue that affects one’s honor, reputation, etc.: It was a point of honor with him to avenge any insult to his family.
- Point of fixation
point of fixation n. The point on the retina at which the light rays coming directly from an object are focused. Also called fixation point.