Full record for jump point n.

Definition A special physical location where interstellar jumps are possible
OED requirements antedating 1964
Earliest cite Christopher Anvil, "Bill for Delivery"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1983 reprint of Christopher Anvil's "Bill for Delivery", which Mike Christie verified in the 1964 first publication.
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Citations for jump point n.

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1964 C. Anvil Bill for Delivery in Analog Sci. Fact-Sci. Fiction Nov. 76/2 It makes it kind of rough if, through no fault of your own, the gravitor gives out before its triple-clad warranty period is up, or a jump-point slides out of congruity and hangs the ship up in the middle of nowhere for a month.
1981 C. J. Cherryh Pride of Chanur (1991) ii. 24 Beyond Meetpoint in the other direction was stsho space, with a great scarcity of jumppoints to help them along.
1987 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Dec. 27/1 The unmanned pod bundle would continue on its slow, cheap way to its target, one of a long train stretching from Rodeo to the anomaly in space that was the Jump point.
1995 E. Moon Winning Colours (1999) xv. 268 Many communication modes for ansible transmission were located near jump points, for ease of maintenance and repair.
1999 A. Thomson Through Alien Eyes (2000) i. 35 In the three months it took to reach the jump point, the two Tendu learned to be comfortable with speaking aloud.