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 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 — 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 appare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • point-blank — /pɔɪnt ˈblæŋk / (say poynt blangk) adjective 1. aimed or fired straight at the mark at close range; direct: a point blank shot. 2. straightforward, plain, or explicit: a point blank question. –adverb 3. with a direct aim at close range; directly; …   Australian English dictionary

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  • point-blank — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a shot or missile) fired from very close to its target. 2) without explanation or qualification …   English terms dictionary

  • Point-blank range — In external ballistics, point blank range is the distance between a firearm and a target of a given size such that the bullet in flight is expected to strike the target without adjusting the elevation of the firearm (see also gun). The point… …   Wikipedia

  • point-blank — 1) ADV: ADV after v If you say something point blank, you say it very directly or rudely, without explaining or apologizing. The army apparently refused point blank to do what was required of them... Mr Patterson was asked point blank if he would …   English dictionary

  • Point Blank (comics) — Infobox comic book title title=Point Blank imagesize=200 caption=Point Blank #1 schedule=Monthly limited=y publisher=DC Comics/Wildstorm date=August December 2002 issues=5 Crime=y Superhero=y multigenre=y main char team=Grifter Holden Carver John …   Wikipedia

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