What does the word abrasion mean?

Usage examples for abrasion

  1. As the reports died away Buck and Red turned the corner of the store, Colts in hand, and, checking their rush as they saw the saddles emptied, they turned toward the street and saw Hopalong, with blood oozing from an abrasion on his cheek, sitting up cross- legged, with each hand holding a gun, from which came thin wisps of smoke. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  2. But the slightest sore or abrasion is an open door to let in death. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  3. Is it any wonder that there is hard abrasion, that surfaces are seamed and furrowed, and that sometimes a crash startles us? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton