exclamation point

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exclamation point (plural exclamation points)

  1. The symbol ! (an exclamation mark).
  2. (figuratively) A shape like an exclamation point; elongated.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields [] . And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, [] . My client welcomed the judge […] and they disappeared together into the Ethiopian card-room, which was filled with the assegais and exclamation point shields Mr. Cooke had had made at the sawmill at Beaverton.

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Punctuation