||Ap`pui" (?), n. (Man.) The
mutual bearing or support of the hand of the rider and the mouth of
the horse through the bit and bridle. -- Point
d'appui (?), any point of support or basis of
operations, as a rallying point.
||Ap`pui" (?), n. [F., fr. L. ad +
podium foothold, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, foot.] A support or
supporter; a stay; a prop. [Obs.]
If a vine be to climb trees that are of any great height,
there would be stays and appuies set to it.
Point d'appui (?). [F., a point of support.]
(Mil.) (a) A given point or body, upon which
troops are formed, or by which are marched in line or column.
(b) An advantageous defensive support, as a castle,
morass, wood, declivity, etc.