blighty wound


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Noun1.blighty wound - a wound that would cause an English soldier to be sent home from service abroadblighty wound - a wound that would cause an English soldier to be sent home from service abroad
combat injury, wound, injury - a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
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If it had not been a spent piece it would have gone clean through the calf and given me a beautiful blighty wound, which I don't mind admitting I was still hoping for.
He then began to swear, and when he cooled down a bit said: "It's rotten, Dick, how the good ones are popped over so quick and the rotten ones simply get nice blighty wounds.
It had been very noticeable during the last few months that all old hands were getting killed and youngsters who had only been out a few months were receiving lovely blighty wounds.