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1. In masonry, the final treatment of joints by the troweling of mortar or a putty-like filler into the joints; also See flush pointing, recessed pointing, tuck pointing.
2. The material with which the joints are filled.
3. The removal of mortar from between the joints of masonry units and the replacing of it with new mortar; repointing.
4. In stone carving, creating points from a model and establishing their position on the stone that is to be carved.
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