flesh wound

[ woond ]

  1. a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.

Origin of flesh wound

First recorded in 1665–75

Words Nearby flesh wound

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How to use flesh wound in a sentence

  • Perhaps after all his principal meant to take a flesh wound, and so end the matter.

  • He had received a flesh-wound above the eyes, and his forehead was bandaged, but the rest of the face uncovered.

    Coming Home | Edith Wharton
  • Rodney received a light flesh wound, but most of the Americans escaped uninjured, while several of the enemy were killed.

    Rodney, the Ranger | John V. Lane
  • But one among the Rangers was hit, and that was Rodney, he receiving a slight flesh wound in the left arm.

    Rodney, the Ranger | John V. Lane
  • At that moment, an arrow whizzed through my buckskin shirt, just making a flesh wound on the shoulder.

    Christopher Carson | John S. C. Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for flesh wound

flesh wound

/ (wuːnd) /

  1. a wound affecting superficial tissues

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