point-blank

adjective
\ ˈpȯint-ˈblaŋk How to pronounce point-blank (audio) \

Definition of point-blank

1a : 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

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point-blank adverb

First Known Use of point-blank

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of point-blank was in 1591

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“Point-blank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point-blank. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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point-blank

adverb
\ ˈpȯnt-ˈblaŋk \

Kids Definition of point-blank

: in a very clear and direct way He refused point-blank to go.

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