softnose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

soft + nose

Adjective[edit]

softnose (comparative more softnose, superlative most softnose)

  1. (of a bullet) lacking a jacketed nose and thereby deforming greatly on impact, causing a large amount of damage and imparting a great deal of momentum to the target.
    • 2004 October 28 – November 3, William Gussie (pseudonym), "Man, I Wish That Sniper Would Go Away", The Onion, available in Embedded in America, ISBN 1400054567, page 300,
      […] risk a .270 Winchester softnose between the eyes.

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