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 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, "‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ Review: Attempted Murder, but Make It Comedy," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flesh wound

1655, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2020

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“Flesh wound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesh%20wound. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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flesh wound

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flesh wound

: a wound that injures the skin and flesh but does not go deep into the body

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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