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point

noun (RAILWAY)    /pɔɪnt/
points [plural] mainly UK (US usually switches) a place on a railway track where the rails (= metal bars on which the trains travel) can be moved to allow a train to change from one track to another: The train rattled as it went over the points.Railways and railway lines
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