glancing blow

Definition of glancing blow

  1. :  a blow with less than full force that falls off to one side The falling tile struck him with a glancing blow on the head.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hitting so as to glance off

    :  incidental, indirect

  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

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