MEANING: noun:
1. The point at which a situation turns into a crisis.
2. The point at which one loses one’s temper.
3. The temperature at which a liquid boils.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old French boillir, from Latin bullire (to bubble), from bulla (bubble). Earliest documented use: 1773.

BAILING POINT - the level above which most skippers decide to start emptying the water out of the boat

BOILING PRINT - a work of art with a bubbly appearance; often created using BOILING PAINT

FOILING POINT - the tip of the epeé