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blank

1. a plate or plug used to seal an aperture
2. a piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc
3. Archery the white spot in the centre of a target

blank

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(analytical chemistry)
In a chemical analysis, the measured value that is obtained in the absence of a specified component of a sample and that reflects contamination from sources external to the component; it is deducted from the value obtained when the test is performed with the specified component present. Also known as analytical blank.
(design engineering)
(electronics)
To cut off the electron beam of a television picture tube, camera tube, or cathode-ray oscilloscope tube during the process of retrace by applying a rectangular pulse voltage to the grid or cathode during each retrace interval. Also known as beam blank.
(engineering)
The result of the final cutting operation on a natural crystal.
(metallurgy)
A semifinished piece of metal to be stamped or forged into a tool or implement.
A semifinished, pressed, compacted mass of powdered metal.
Metal sheet prepared for a forming operation.
(ordnance)
Ammunition which contains no projectile but which does contain a charge of low explosive, such as black powder, to produce a noise.
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The stand explosive charge of blank cartridge of 81-1 automatic rifle is 2.
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Serjeant, 17, fired six blank cartridges at the Queen 15 minutes after she had left the safety of Buckingham Palace.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has demanded an explanation from Egyptian authorities following reports claiming that pistols that fire blank cartridges were seized from a container arriving from Turkey.
We have recovered a blank cartridge from the scene but it is an extremely terrifying and worrying case.
Other Cheltenham Festival winners Blank Cartridge (1929 United Services Hunters' Chase), Sir Lindsay (1930 National Hunt Chase), Thomond (1932 Seven Springs Chase, 1934 Coventry Cup Chase walk-over), Loppy Lad (1933 United Hunts' Chase), Vertugadin (1935 Lansdown Selling Hurdle), Rod And Gun (1935 National Hunt Chase), Prominent Lad (1936 Broadway Novices' Chase), Swallow Hawk (1936 Swindon Selling Chase), Masquery (1939 National Hunt Handicap Chase), Tommy Thrush (1950 Seven Springs Chase)
Dynamit Nobel has also produced subcalibre indirect fire training systems that are compatible with most mortar calibres, the projectile flying for a distance of up to 520 metres, depending upon the type of blank cartridge used.
My son was extra pleased as he was given a special memento - a used blank cartridge from the fight scene.
The tragic and accidental death of actor Jon-Erik Hexum by a blank cartridge earlier this year was a rare exception.
Chambering a special blank cartridge, the soldier would rest the rifle butt on the ground, incline his SMLE at approximately a 45-degree angle and let fly.
Mr Campbell saw first-hand the power of the guns as officers fired them in a controlled mock-up of a crime scene, using a blank cartridge.
The prosecution had alleged that in an incident involving several Asian youths, Nelson had fired a gun in a central Middlesbrough alleyway, leaving two blank cartridge cases.