point-blank


point–blank

adjective \ˈpint-ˈblaŋk\

Definition of POINT-BLANK

1
a :  marked by no appreciable drop below initial horizontal line of flight
b :  so close to a target that a missile fired will travel in a straight line to the mark
2
:  direct, blunt <a point–blank refusal>
point–blank adverb

First Known Use of POINT-BLANK

1591

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