French point blanc, white point, originally referring to the white spot to be aimed at on a target.
- (forensics) very close; not touching but not more than a few metres (yards).
- (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.
- Disconcertingly straightforward or blunt.
- a point-blank assertion
so close that a weapon may be aimed directly at its target
disconcertingly straightforward or blunt
in a direct manner, without hesitation
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