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defense woundJoe Segen2016-12-15T21:12:55+00:00
defense wound of forearm
A wound sustained when a victim places a hand–often the palms, arm–lateral forearms or other body part in harm’s way to prevent or minimise the impact of a blow or slashing by a sharp weapon, a blunt instrument, fists, etc, and may even be seen when firearms are used.
The presence of defense wounds implies that the victim was conscious, at least partly mobile and not taken completely by surprise.
Synonym Defence wound