pointwork

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

point +‎ work

Noun[edit]

pointwork (uncountable)

  1. The engineering of sets of points on a railway, tramway, etc.
  2. (ballet) Alternative form of pointework.
    • 2007 December 13, Alastair Macaulay, “A Beloved Spanish Gypsy Returns to Frances Arms”, New York Times:
      Though Mr. Lacotte makes certain nods to the early 19th-century ballet style of the first act of Giselle and August Bournonvilles ballets, he asks all his female dancers to do the sustained pointwork known to be late-19th-century in style.