Point-blank range
Point-blank Point`-blank", a. 1. Directed in a line toward the object aimed at; aimed directly toward the mark. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, direct; plain; unqualified; -- said of language; as, a point-blank assertion. [1913 Webster]

{Point-blank range}, the extent of the apparent right line of a ball discharged.

{Point-blank shot}, the shot of a gun pointed directly toward the object to be hit. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Point-blank shot — Point blank Point blank , a. 1. Directed in a line toward the object aimed at; aimed directly toward the mark. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, direct; plain; unqualified; said of language; as, a point blank assertion. [1913 Webster] {Point blank range} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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