point-blank range

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point-blank range

[′pȯint¦blaŋk ′rānj]
(mechanics)
Distance to a target that is so short that the trajectory of a bullet or projectile is practically a straight, rather than a curved, line.
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The trade union leaders have been worried by the pointblank resistance of many British workers to new techniques and machines which they regard as 'robots' liable to deprive them of their jobs."
The Tractor Boys took the lead after 58 seconds when Legwinski headed home a corner from pointblank range.
Morawski told police that when he saw the gun, he fired pointblank out the window.
At trial, Leathers's mother testified that Allen shot her daughter at pointblank range after Leathers rejected Allen's entreaties to return home.
but Keith O'Donovan could only watch in despair as Queens' keeper Aiden Quinn pushed his pointblank goal-bound effort past the post.
Paula Bridges, 42, was shot in the heart at pointblank range and was flown home to Britain after a life-saving operation during which her heart stopped twice.