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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You get a 200-yard point-blank range. That's far enough, given the bullet's punch and the iron sights common on .30-30 carbines.
But Mike Newell's men were left incensed when Baidoo bundled the ball home from point-blank range after an almighty scramble claiming he had used his hands to beat Marlon Beresford.
Sodje went close to opening the scoring early on, but his shot from Drury's cross was blocked at point-blank range by Harriers keeper John Danby.
Retired bank clerk and former Conservative councillor Ian Cameron Black (pictured) was blasted in the stomach at point-blank range when he tried to stop two armed robbers escaping with cash.
Mr Raja was stabbed and shot at point-blank range at his home in Sutton, south London, on July 2, 1999.
Lossie keeper Kevin Main denied Huntly a second on 37 minutes from Stewart's point-blank range effort, but the home side did make it t 2-0 up in 53 minutes when Ross Campbell cleared up field and Green collected to fire past keeper Kevin Main.
Uwe Rosler may have snatched a point for Saints in the final minute but his header was blocked at point-blank range.
This theory came under question almost at once when a post-mortem showed that the Cardinal had been shot at point-blank range.
The boy fired an air gun at point-blank range and hit Sacorya Johnson just above the left eye as she came home from school, police said.
However, Gareth McAuley restored the visitors' lead right on half-time, netting from point-blank range.
But with eight minutes left Parkin nodded home Ross Wallace's angled cross from point-blank range.
He denied Simon Grayson from point-blank range, while Blackpool defender Rob Clare cleared off the line to deny Ian Hume.