point-blank

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French point blanc, white point, originally referring to the white spot to be aimed at on a target.

Adjective[edit]

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.
    a point-blank assertion

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Adverb[edit]

point-blank ‎(not comparable)

  1. In a direct manner, without hesitation.

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