dumdum bullets

type of bullets which cause serious wounds

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dumdum bullet — Dum dum bul let (Mil.) A kind of man stopping bullet, designed to fragment inside the body and thus inflict a severed and painful wound; so named from Dumdum, in India, where bullets are manufactured for the Indian army. [Webster 1913 Suppl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumdum — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumdum bullet — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumdum — dumdum1 /dum dum /, n. a hollow nosed or soft nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound. Also called dumdum bullet. [1895 1900; named after Dum Dum, town in India where the bullets were made] dumdum2 /dum dum /, n., adj. dum… …   Universalium

  • dumdum — dum•dum [[t]ˈdʌmˌdʌm[/t]] n. mil a hollow nosed or soft nosed bullet that expands on impact, inflicting a severe wound • Etymology: 1895–1900; after Dum Dum, suburb of Calcutta, India, where the bullets were made …   From formal English to slang

  • hollow-nosed bullets — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow-point bullets — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft-nosed bullets — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expanding bullet — Dumdum redirects here. For other uses, see Dum Dums (disambiguation). Dum dum bullet redirects here. For other uses, see Dum Dum Bullet (Album). For the city near Kolkata, India, see Dum Dum. Drawings from 1870 of a hollow point express rifle… …   Wikipedia

  • Le Paradis massacre — Infobox civilian attack title=Le Paradis Massacre location=Le Paradis village, commune of Lestrem, Northern France target=2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment date=27 May 1940 time= timezone= type=Mass execution of Prisoners of war fatalities=97… …   Wikipedia

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