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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jump′ing-off′ place`(n.)

  1. a place used as a starting point, as for a trip or enterprise.

  2. an out-of-the-way place; the farthest limit of anything settled or civilized.

Origin of jumping-off place:

1820–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jumping-off place, point of departure(noun)

    a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched

    "one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"; "my point of departure was San Francisco"

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