flesh wound

noun

Definition of flesh wound

: an injury involving penetration of the body musculature without damage to bones or internal organs

Examples of flesh wound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Littlegrey had another flesh wound on January 29, 2021, on his right thumb. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Feb. 2022 The round went through the victim’s neck, leaving a flesh wound and shattering the car window. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 21 Nov. 2021 Wakileh said Sytz tried to play it off as a minor flesh wound. Michael Williams, SFChronicle.com, 4 Dec. 2020 The stray buckshot that Matvey catches is just the opening flesh wound in his exchange of blows with Andrei, which more or less fills the running time. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flesh wound

1655, in the meaning defined above

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“Flesh wound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesh%20wound. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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flesh wound

noun

Medical Definition of flesh wound

: an injury involving penetration of the body musculature without damage to bones or internal organs

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