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cusp (plural cusps)
- A sharp point or pointed end.
- (figuratively) An important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events.
- 2012 April 21, Jonathan Jurejko, “Newcastle 3-0 Stoke”, in BBC Sport:
- Newcastle were 11 points adrift of Spurs following their 5-0 mauling at the hands of the north London club in February.
But a sixth successive Premier League win puts them on the cusp of European football next season as they surged 15 points clear of seventh-placed Everton, who have five games left to play.
- (geometry) A point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point.
- (architecture) A point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures, a common motif in Gothic architecture.
- (astrology) A boundary between zodiacal signs and houses.
- (dentistry) Any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar.
- (anatomy) A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.
- (sharp point, pointed end): ord
sharp point or pointed end
important moment when a decision is made
point of a curve where it has no tangent
- (slang) To behave in a reckless or dangerous manner.
- ^ Russell Sturgis, ed. (1902). A Dictionary of Architecture and Building: Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive. 3. Macmillan.