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    through and through

    A cop is examining the body,"Gun-shot wound, small caliber, through and though." Would that mean that there is an entrance and exit wound? What would you call a gun-shot wound when a bullet hits the body?
    Last edited by ostap77; 19-Apr-2011 at 20:02.

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    Re: through and through

    *Not a teacher

    Yes, you are right. You might want to check:

    through and through - Definition of through and through at YourDictionary.com

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    Re: through and through

    [QUOTE=ostap77;740431]A cop is examining the body,"Gun-shot wound, small caliber, through and though." Would that mean that there is a entrance and exit wound? What would you call a gu-shot wound when a bullet hits the body?[/QUOTE]...and there is no exit wound?
    SirGod has answered your first question. Your second question isn't quite clear, but I'm inclined to answer "a gunshot wound."

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    Re: through and through

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    A cop is examining the body,"Gun-shot wound, small caliber, through and though." Would that mean that there is a entrance and exit wound? What would you call a gu-shot wound when a bullet hits the body?[/QUOTE]...and there is no exit wound?
    SirGod has answered your first question. Your second question isn't quite clear, but I'm inclined to answer "a gunshot wound."
    What do you call a wound when a bullet hits the body "entrance wound"?

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    Re: through and through

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post

    What do you call a wound when a bullet hits the body "entrance wound"?
    As riquecohen has already said, "a gunshot wound".

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    #6

    Re: through and through

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post

    What do you call a wound when a bullet hits the body "entrance wound"?
    The entry point is called "entry wound" and the exit point is called, surprisingly enough, "exit wound".

    The technical term for a wound where the bullet didn't exit the body is "penetrating trauma". If the bullet exited, it's "perforating trauma". But these are technical terms and probably would not be understood by most people* so you should use the more general "gunshot wound".

    *unless they watch CSI

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