What does the word juncture mean?

Usage examples for juncture

  1. At this juncture Mammy died. – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  2. Kate, said Elk MacNair, I had counted upon my brother as an assured ally in something of the most momentous importance to me at this juncture, before our marriage. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  3. At this juncture, Phil Briant came to the rescue. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne