Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of a bullet) made of soft material that expands on impact

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Examples

  • One IS jumpy when soft-nosed bullets putt-putt around him.

    CHAPTER XLVII

  • In his hand were a dozen little .22 long, soft-nosed, smokeless cartridges.

    CHAPTER XLII

  • Also, he saw that the revolver did not wabble, nor the hand shake, and he was thoroughly conversant with the size of hole the soft-nosed bullets could make.

    To Kill a Man

  • Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons -- so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bêche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.

    MAUKI

  • Bliar got elected three times on a soft-nosed platform that Dacre definitely disapproved of.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • He was a dead shot, even from horseback, and he loaded his own soft-nosed X-cut bullets with enough grains of powder to knock down a barn door.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • It was a soft-nosed .30-06, its brass case a dull gold in the twilight.

    Rain Gods

  • That was when she squeezed the trigger, driving a soft-nosed .357 round through one side of his head and out the other.

    Rain Gods

  • It was a soft-nosed .30-06, its brass case a dull gold in the twilight.

    Rain Gods

  • That was when she squeezed the trigger, driving a soft-nosed .357 round through one side of his head and out the other.

    Rain Gods

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