- a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.
Origin of flesh wound
Examples from the Web for flesh wound
Historical Examples of flesh wound
Stanton was dead, and James was bleeding badly from the flesh-wound in his leg.L. P. M.
J. Stewart Barney
You saw what you did with two cartridges—got in one flesh-wound.The Voice of the Pack
He said it was only a flesh-wound, and remained with his command until night.From Manassas to Appomattox
From its feeling my arm seemed to be shot off, but it was only a flesh-wound.The Young Forester
Notwithstanding, we hoped it might be only a flesh-wound, and not to speed him in his sins.'Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor
R. D. Blackmore
- a wound affecting superficial tissues
- A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.