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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 point-blank /ˈpɔɪntˈblæŋk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Point-blank, adv. In a point-blank manner.
    To sin point-blank against God's word.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Point-blank n.
 1. The white spot on a target, at which an arrow or other missile is aimed. [Obs.]
 2. Mil. (a) With all small arms, the second point in which the natural line of sight, when horizontal, cuts the trajectory. (b) With artillery, the point where the projectile first strikes the horizontal plane on which the gun stands, the axis of the piece being horizontal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Point-blank, a.
 1. Directed in a line toward the object aimed at; aimed directly toward the mark.
 2. Hence, direct; plain; unqualified; -- said of language; as, a point-blank assertion.
 Point-blank range, the extent of the apparent right line of a ball discharged.
 Point-blank shot, the shot of a gun pointed directly toward the object to be hit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by directness in manner or speech; without
             subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight
             shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them
             my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a
             forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you
             think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is
             possible to be outspoken without being rude";
             "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank
             accusation" [syn: blunt, candid, forthright, frank,
              free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, straight-from-the-shoulder]
      2: close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank
         range"; "a point-blank shot"
      adv : in a direct and unequivocal manner; "I asked him point-blank
            whether he wanted the job"