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See also: pointblank and point blank



French point blanc, white point, originally referring to the white spot to be aimed at on a target (see blank's "bull's eye").


point-blank (not comparable)

  1. (forensics) very close; not touching but not more than a few metres (yards).
  2. (ballistics) the distance between a firearm and a target where a projectile in flight is expected to strike the centre of the target without adjusting the elevation of the firearm.
  3. Disconcertingly straightforward or blunt; outright.
    a point-blank assertion

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point-blank (not comparable)

  1. In a direct manner, without hesitation.


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