flesh wound

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flesh wound

 (wo͞ond)
n.
A wound that penetrates the flesh but does not damage underlying bones or vital organs.

flesh wound

(wuːnd)
n
(Pathology) a wound affecting superficial tissues

flesh′ wound`

(wund)
n.
a wound that does not penetrate beyond the flesh; a slight or superficial wound.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flesh wound - a wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones
combat injury, wound, injury - a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
Translations

flesh wound

nFleischwunde f

flesh wound

nferita superficiale
References in classic literature ?
Soon he discovered that one of the charms was labelled: "For flesh wounds," and this the boy separated from the others.
Once in the left shoulder, and again in the left side--both flesh wounds, I think.
As the horses came in among them, the throng gave way at many points, and the Guards, following up their advantage, were rapidly clearing the ground, when two or three of the foremost, who were in a manner cut off from the rest by the people closing round them, made straight towards Barnaby and Hugh, who had no doubt been pointed out as the two men who dropped into the lobby: laying about them now with some effect, and inflicting on the more turbulent of their opponents, a few slight flesh wounds, under the influence of which a man dropped, here and there, into the arms of his fellows, amid much groaning and confusion.
There were flesh wounds on his great breast and arms, the little shield was well-nigh hewn to strips, and the Watcher showed signs of war.
As soon as they were through with me I hastened to the chariot of Dejah Thoris, where I found my poor Sola with her chest swathed in bandages, but apparently little the worse for her encounter with Sarkoja, whose dagger it seemed had struck the edge of one of Sola's metal breast ornaments and, thus deflected, had inflicted but a slight flesh wound.
It grazed the tawny shoulder, inflicting a flesh wound which aroused all the terrific bestiality of the carnivore, and the lion charged.
Possibly it was but a flesh wound after all, and nothing serious.
added the scout, taking up the limb of the patient sufferer, across which a deep flesh wound had been made by one of the bullets; "but a little bruised alder will act like a charm.
Later I shot a hyaenodon with one of these, and though my arrow inflicted but a superficial flesh wound the beast crumpled in death almost immediately after he was hit.
Though a flesh wound, it was a bloody one, and that may be why the surgeon did not at once detect those features which afterwards convinced him that the injury had been self-inflicted.
Insp Graham Hawcroft, of West Yorkshire Police, told the Examiner on Sunday that one man had a broken arm and another had flesh wounds to an arm and facial injuries.
According to one of the doctors, the President received some minor flesh wounds to the area of his head, and the small particles that were found on his skin were immediately removed.