Definition of flashpoint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflæʃpɔɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæʃpɔɪnt//
[countable, uncountable]
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a situation or place in which violence or anger starts and cannot be controlled Tension in the city is rapidly reaching flashpoint. potential flashpoints in the south of the country
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flashpoint