exclamation point

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exclamation point (plural exclamation points)

  1. The symbol !; an exclamation mark.
  2. (figuratively) An elongated shape like an exclamation point.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter VIII, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698, page 112:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields []. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, []. My client welcomed the judge […] and they disappeared together into the Ethiopian card-room, which was filled with the assegais and exclamation-point shields Mr. Cooke had had made at the Sawmill at Beaverton.

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Punctuation