from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of being broken; breakable. See Synonyms at fragile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be broken; breakable; fragile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being broken; brittle; fragile; easily broken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being broken; liable to fracture; breakable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being broken
It is a place so tranquil, so steeped in frangible scenes of beauty, it defies the popular cobwebs of conflict that seem not so long ago.
DOLAN: Well, first of all, if you're using a conventional projectile, which -- now we have what's what are called frangible bullets, which will not penetrate the fuselage.
The guns have special kind of frangible bullets that are designed not to pierce the skin of an airplane.
The teams use Remington 700-class bolt-action rifles, equipped with .223 - and. 243-caliber ammunition that is extremely frangible, meaning that the bullets break up inside the deer's body and don't pass through, possibly endangering a human nearby.
Assembly Bill 2881, sponsored by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135), would ban the possession and use of "frangible" ammunition.
"frangible" ammunition;, sponsored by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135), would outlaw gun shows on public property;, sponsored by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135), would allow the State Police to ban any firearm they deem "unsafe" at any time;, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington (D-3), would prohibit the sale use or possession of .50 caliber firearms;, sponsored by State Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-107), provides for banning certain
I strongly prefer the little highly frangible bullets for antelope on the prairie.
Perhaps something like them .50 Casull revolvers loaded with frangible ammo might do it, or a shotgun with a short barrel.
Maybe going to far as requiring use of frangible ammo for self defense in densely populated areas.
What can't be quantified in these statements is under what conditions it was applied by how frangible a bullet.
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