A point d'appui (French for fulcrum), in military theory, is a location where troops are assembled prior to a battle. Often a monument is erected to commemorate the point d'appui for notable battles. In some battles there may be more than a single point d'appui.
- Staging area
- Schwerpunkt, a term with a similar literal meaning though not a similar military meaning
- F. C. Heath, 1911
- C. M. Hogan, 2008
- F. C. Heath (1911) The Royal Engineers Journal, vol. XIV, Royal Engineers Institute, W. & J. Mackay & Co., Ltd
- C. Michael Hogan (2008) Catto Long Barrow fieldnotes, Modern Antiquarian 
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