Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. (context martial arts English) A specific small area of the body targeted, due to a cluster of nerves being close to the skin, usually not protected by bone.
n. any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
Pressure Point is an American punk band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1995 by Mike Erickson and Kenny Beasley. Pressure Point includes Mike Erickson (Vocals), Kenny Beasley (Lead guitar), Nate Alexander (Bass), Tony Courtney (Rhythm guitar), and Shane Ronan (Drums). Mike and Kenny have been the only two continuous members of the band since its creation. The band started out of the ashes of their former band Deep Six.
They have played with some of the most notable Punk, Oi!, and Hardcore bands including Blitz, Agnostic Front, Swingin' Utters, Randumbs, Blood For Blood, Rancid, Angelic Upstarts, Anti-Heros The Adicts, and One Way System, have toured the U.S Extensively. One tour being with The Distillers and The Transplants . Lars Frederiksen of Rancid has produced 2 of their full-lengths, their EP, and their 7". He also appeared on the song "Here to Stay" from their newest full-length, Resist and Riot.
"Pressure Point" is a song by The Zutons. It was the first single to be released from their debut album Who Killed...... The Zutons?. During the music video, a number of chaotic incidents occur around the musicians, including a hanging dress, a cat and its milk, the flow of the milk, and the billboard. At the end, the billboard collapses, making it look like the musicians are dead, but they still sing and tap their feet.
The music video was used in the PSP demo disk, the single was featured in several Levi's commercials in 2004 and 2005, and in the EA Sports video game MVP Baseball 2005.
The single peaked at #19 on the UK Singles Chart in January 2005 and was the band's first chart appearance.
To date, "Pressure Point" is the band's only chart hit in the United States, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2005.
Pressure Point is the second album by the English electronic group Freestylers, released in 2001. The album contains singles such as "Get Down Massive", "Told You So" and "Weekend Song".
Pressure point may refer to,
- in martial arts, pressure points are particularly sensitive points of the human body where comparatively weak forces may cause serious pain or injury
- in medicine and first aid, a point on the body where direct pressure is applied to constrict blood flow in the event of bleeding, see Emergency bleeding control#Pressure_points
- Acupuncture point in traditional Chinese medicine
- varmam, the corresponding concept in Tamil traditional medicine and martial arts
- "reflex points" in Reflexology
in popular culture:
- Pressure Point (film), starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin
- Pressure Point, an American punk rock band
- Pressure Point (album), by Freestylers
- "Pressure Point" (song), from The Zutons' 2004 album Who Killed...... The Zutons?
- Pressure Points (album), a live album by progressive rock band Camel
Pressure Point is a 1962 psychological drama film about a prison psychiatrist who is called upon to treat a Nazi sympathizer during World War II. It stars Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin. The film was based on the short story "Destiny's Tot" by Robert Lindner.
Usage examples of "pressure point".
The elder Trower was a senator of no mean importance and his devotion to his baby sister was an aspect of his personality Macomber had first seized on like a pressure point, wringing it for all it was worth.
She dug her thumb into the pressure point, and the ore's sword hand opened.
So I applied my thumb to the left lower cervical pressure point, jabbing hard to cause him to scream and claw at the ceiling if he were awake.
If an Earth-human was in the same condition, even if no instruments or medication were available, he would know what to do-check the flow at a pressure point, apply a tourniquet.
It had to be another simple leverage system, but the trick was to find the pressure point and the angle of movement.
The symbol for the name of the sun-god Baal was once more the pressure point.
The blow landed in the perfect place, just on the pressure point at the side of his neck.
Quickly regaining his composure, he reached over with his free hand and pinched the pressure point inside his armpit, then looked up at the officer and shrugged.