dumdum
noun Etymology: Dum Dum, arsenal near Calcutta, India Date: circa 1889 a bullet (as one with a hollow point) that expands more than usual upon hitting an object

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  • Dumdum — (Dumdumgeschoß) Sn abgestumpfte Geschosse per. Wortschatz arch. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. dumdum, das auf den Ortsnamen Dāmdamä bei Kalkutta zurückgeht (eigentlich Erdwall ), wo die englische Artillerie von Bengalen ihren Standort… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • dumdum — (also dumdum bullet) ► NOUN ▪ a kind of soft nosed bullet that expands on impact and inflicts laceration. ORIGIN from Dum Dum, name of a town and arsenal near Calcutta, India, where they were first produced …   English terms dictionary

  • Dumdum — Dumdum, Stadt mit Artilleriekaserne im District Calcutta der indobritischen Präsidentschaft Bengalen (Vorderindien) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dumdum — halvası dan. – real olmayan, həqiqətdə tapılmayan, mümkün, yaxud asan olmayan şey haqqında …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • Dumdum — Dumdumgeschoss * * * Dum|dụm 〈n. 15; Mil.; kurz für〉 Dumdumgeschoss * * * Dum|dụm, das; [s], [s], Dum|dụm|ge|schoss […gəʃɔs], das, (südd., österr.:) Dum|dụm|ge|schoß […gəʃo:s], das [engl. dumdum, nach der militär. Niederlassung Dumdum bei… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dumdum — dum·dùm s.m.inv. TS arm. tipo di proiettile modificato, che nel colpire un bersaglio si deforma provocando lesioni più gravi di una pallottola normale; anche agg.inv.: pallottola, proiettile dumdum {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: dum dum. DATA: 1907 …   Dizionario italiano

  • dumdum — I. /ˈdʌmdʌm/ (say dumdum) noun a kind of hollow nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound. Also, dumdum bullet. {named after Dum Dum, town in W Bengal, a former ammunition factory} II. /ˈdʌmdʌm/ (say dumdum) noun Colloquial… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dumdum — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumdúm — neskl. pril. (ȗ) v zvezi dumdum krogla krogla naboja za lahko orožje z narezanim ali vdolbenim vrhom: dumdum krogla mu je razcefrala nogo …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • dumdum — dumdum1 /dum dum /, n. a hollow nosed or soft nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound. Also called dumdum bullet. [1895 1900; named after Dum Dum, town in India where the bullets were made] dumdum2 /dum dum /, n., adj. dum… …   Universalium

  • dumdum — ► sustantivo femenino MILITAR Bala con incisiones en forma de cruz, que produce heridas muy graves. * * * dumdum (empleado también con valor adjetivo en aposición) m. Se aplica a una *bala explosiva y a la limada por la punta hasta dejar a la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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