Part of speech: adjective

Aimed straight at the mark; direct; plan.

Part of speech: adverb

In a horizontal line; directly.

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Usage examples "pointblank":

  1. We were simply driven pointblank against our books like soldiers against the enemy, and sternly ordered, " Up and at 'em. - "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth", John Muir.
  2. It was not more than thirty yards away- pointblank range. - "A Minstrel In France", Harry Lauder.
  3. Having calculated on the assistance of a poacher of some repute as a fearless fellow, he pointblank refused to accompany me when I proposed an expedition into the cave. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.