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Man-stopping bullet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Man-stopping bullet (Mil) a bullet which will produce a sufficient shock to stop a soldier advancing in a charge; specif., a small-caliber bullet so modified as to expand when striking the human body, producing a severe wound which is also difficult to treat medically. Types of bullets called hollow-nosed bullets soft-nosed bullets and hollow-point bullets are classed as man-stopping. The dumdum bullet or dumdum is another well-known variety. Such bullets were originally designed for wars with savage tribes.
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Usage

In literature:

He doesn't see the bullet coming; neither does the man who stops it.
"On the Firing Line" by Anna Chapin Ray and Hamilton Brock Fuller
Another man stopped a bullet.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
He tried to escape from Cavayso and the man sent a bullet to stop him.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
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In news:

As of Monday, September 3, 2012, 09:52 a.m. A man who threatened to kill himself was stopped by sheriff's deputies who found a handgun and bullets in the man's pickup truck Sunday morning.
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