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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

[blaŋk]
(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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Inside the fruit machine they found a ME38 compact gas revolver and the 9mm blank cartridges.
The former air cadet from Folkestone in Kent was found guilty of wilfully discharging at the person of Her Majesty the Queen a blank cartridge pistol with intent to alarm her.
Andrew Phillips advertised the pistols ( capable of discharging blank cartridges and CS gas ( for pounds 100 on his website, Guns2Thugs.
He denied a single charge alleging that on April 7 last year he had in his possession two modified nine-millimetre PAK calibre blank cartridges without a certificate.
Mallon, of High Street, Connah's Quay, admitted attempting to illegally possess the Kumar MOD92 9mm blank firing automatic pistol and a screw or flare firing attachment with 50 Umarex blank cartridges.
The laboratory provided values for the phthalate congeners measured in three blank cartridges analyzed along with the New York samples and four blank cartridges analyzed with the Krakow samples.
CS gas canisters, handcuffs, knuckle dusters, surgical face masks, knives, blank cartridges, ball bearing guns, cable ties and balaclavas were found in a van.
About 2,000 blank cartridges and five boxes of what appear to be mock tripwire mines, apparently belonging to the U.
In addition, Beamhit now has kits to adapt Glock, Beretta and some other popular defensive and police service handguns to fire special blank cartridges that will cycle the action, spit brass and still send the laser beam out to activate the target.
In John Ashby's book, Ben Clouting, who was only 16, recalls the atmosphere at Tidworth Camp, near Salisbury: "Everyone was very excited at the prospect of a fight, troopers firing off blank cartridges in a show of delight - we were going to war - no-one stopped to think what it actually meant - we were going to wipe the floor with the Germans.