- (obsolete) A support or supporter; a stay; a prop.
- 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
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.