Point"al (?), n. [From Point: cf. F. pointal an upright wooden prop, OF. pointille a prick or prickle.]

1. Bot.

The pistil of a plant.

2.

A kind of pencil or style used with the tablets of the Middle Ages.

"A pair of tablets [i. e., tablets] . . . and a pointel."

Chaucer.

3. Arch.

See Poyntel.

[Obs. or R.]

 

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