Meaning of point d'appui in English:

point d'appui

Pronunciation /ˌpwã daˈpwiː/ /pwɛ̃ dapHi/

nounpoints d'appui

  • A support or prop.

    • ‘the education committee does not deny a college adviser his many informal influences but gives him a point d'appui’
    pole, post, beam, support, upright, brace, buttress, stay, shaft, strut, stanchion, shore, pier, vertical, pillar, pile, piling, bolster, truss, column, rod, stick

Origin

French, literally ‘point of support’.