Striking distance
Striking Strik"ing, a. & n. from {Strike}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Striking distance}, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object.

{Striking plate}. (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed. (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • striking distance — noun : the distance through which it is possible to reach an object by striking : the distance at which a force is effective when directed at an object * * * striking distance, the distance within which it is possible to strike effectively. * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Striking Distance — Infobox Film name = Striking Distance |thumb caption = Promotional Movie Poster writer = Rowdy Herrington Marty Kaplan starring = Bruce Willis Sarah Jessica Parker Dennis Farina Tom Sizemore Robert Pastorelli Timothy Busfield Andre Braugher John… …   Wikipedia

  • striking distance — noun a) A distance at which a soldier, military force, vessel, etc. is sufficiently near to be able to attack an opponent. Nay, sir, a soldier, who is about to be posted within striking distance of his enemy, can never speak, with confidence, of… …   Wiktionary

  • Striking Distance — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel: Tödliche Nähe Originaltitel: Striking Distance Produktionsland: USA Erscheinungsjahr: 1993 Länge: 98 Minuten Originalsprache: Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • striking distance — n. effective range within striking distance * * * [ˌstraɪkɪŋ dɪst(ə)ns] [ effective range ] within striking distance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • striking distance — noun Date: 1751 a distance from which something can be easily reached or attained < almost within striking distance of their goal > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • striking distance — /ˈstraɪkɪŋ dɪstəns/ (say struyking distuhns) noun 1. the distance within which it is possible to strike a blow. –phrase 2. within striking distance, a. Military within range of an enemy so as to make an attack possible. b. within easy reach;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • striking distance — strik′ing dis tance n. cvb close proximity to a desired objective: within striking distance of the mountaintop, of a solution, etc[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • striking distance — distance within which a target can be hit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • striking distance — The position of one s assailant at such point that it is lawful to use force to repel the attack, the assailant being close enough to one as to lead one to believe that physical injury will be inflicted upon him by the assailant unless the latter …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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