1. starting point earliest limiting point
  2. starting post a post marking the starting point of a race
  3. strong point an asset of special worth or utility
  4. turning point an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend
  5. sticking point a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal
  6. stopping point the temporal end; the concluding time
  7. starting line a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
  8. saturation point (chemistry) the stage at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution or in a vapor
  9. starting signal a signal to begin (as in a race)
  10. starting block block providing bracing for a runner's feet at start of a race
  11. trading post a retail store serving a sparsely populated region
  12. starting gate a movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
  13. talking point an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion
  14. strong-boned having strong bones
  15. starting pitcher (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
  16. melting point the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid
  17. starting handle crank used to start an engine
  18. starting buffer buffer solution at the start of a reaction
  19. skirting board a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
  20. standpoint a mental position from which things are viewed