- point tiré,
- point up,
- point-bearing pile,
- point-of-sale terminal,
Origin of point-blank
Examples from the Web for point-blank
I come back to the way the older man at the book fair asked his question so point-blank.
She shot her at point-blank range in the back of the head while out looking at flowers.'The Grove': Was The Walking Dead's Latest Shocker a Mistake?|Melissa Leon|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If she had been trying to kill him, she had been at point-blank range.
In it, a riot cop blasts her in the face at point-blank range with tear gas.Turkish Protesters Are Entrenched as Protests Continue|Mike Giglio|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I finally asked Pearce point-blank if he made up the post; he laughed and denied it.What’s the Truth Behind the Viral Post About a Gay Christian Teen?|Jesse Singal|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had a pistol in his hand, and no sooner did his gaze fall on me than he levelled the weapon at me and fired it point-blank.A Middy of the Slave Squadron|Harry Collingwood
The second shot had gone clear through her skull, and, being fired at point-blank distance, had almost blown her head off.The Boy With the U. S. Foresters|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
For some minutes the Canadian seemed considerably embarrassed; this point-blank question troubled him singularly.The White Scalper|Gustave Aimard
Three powerful monitors were to oppose him at point-blank range.The Civil War Through the Camera|Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
Oh, mother, do you not see you've told him point-blank that it's all settled?Bylow Hill|George Washington Cable
- aimed or fired at a target so close that it is unnecessary to make allowance for the drop in the course of the projectile
- permitting such aim or fire without loss of accuracyat point-blank range
Word Origin for point-blank
1570s, from point (v.) + blank (n.), the white center of a target. The notion is of standing close enough to aim (point) at the blank without allowance for curve, windage, or gravity. From 1590s as an adjective.