first blood

noun

the first killing or wounding in a fight or war
the first damage or reverse inflicted on an opponent in a conflict

Nearby words

  1. first and last,
  2. first axiom of countability,
  3. first balkan war,
  4. first base,
  5. first baseman,
  6. first blush,
  7. first cause,
  8. first chamber,
  9. first class,
  10. first classman

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