American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.
- n. An injury which pierces the skin and causes bleeding, but which does not injure any bones or vital organs, and does not carry a serious threat of death.
- n. a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones
“Mr. Balmain had received a flesh wound in the thigh, and the Governor had been forced to tell the two combatants very gently that surgeons should concentrate upon letting blood out of patients, not out of each other.”
“Trotter recieved a flesh wound in the left thigh & Grieaver was wounded in the foot I sup pose his wound is very painfull”
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