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Full Metal Jacket

Definition of the noun full metal jacket

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noun

  1. a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: bullet / slug = a projectile that is fired from a gun

Film

"Full Metal Jacket" is a 1987 war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's 1979 novel The Short-Timers. The film stars Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard and Ed O'Ross. The story follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their training and the experiences of two of the platoon's Marines in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. The film's title refers to the full metal jacket bullet used by infantry riflemen. The film was released in the United States on June 26, 1987.

Writings

"Full Metal Jacket" is a book by Stanley Kubrick, published on (27 years ago).

  • also known as "/m/0c6k3yk", "Full metal jacket: the screenplay"

Business

Full Metal Jacket is a record label.

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Google previewScrewball Television (2010)

Critical Perspectives on Gilmore Girls by David Scott Diffrient

After all, Full Metal Jacket is a testosterone-filled antiwar film set partially in a U.S. Marine boot camp and in wartime Viet- nam, while Gilmore Girls is a female- centered, lighthearted television dramedy set in the small town of Stars Hollow, ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

Scene from the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, directed by Stanley Kubrick. ( Photofest) FULL METAL JACKET. Full Metal Jacket (1987) is the last of a trio of antiwar films that Stanley Kubrick partially wrote and directed, and in many ways it is the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Forensic Science (2009)

by Suzanne Bell

Jacketing may be partial or complete (full metal jacket). Jaffe test A presumptive test for urine based on the reaction of CREATININE with picric acid.

Google previewDictionary of Film Terms (2006)

The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver

is employed as ironic counterpoint in Stanley Kubrick's anti-war Vietnam study, Full Metal Jacket (1987). The film's anti-war stance is developed in part by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic Science (2008)

by Suzanne Bell

Fully jacketed bullets (“full metal jacket”) consist of a harder metal shell (copper alloys or steel) that encases the lead core. Semiautomatic pistols and rifles use jacketed ammunition to prevent lead fouling of the chambering mechanisms and to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

was Full Metal Jacket (1987), the work of film auteur Stanley Kubrick, employing as background the 1968 Tet Offensive. Not Kubrick's best film, the excessive profanity, marine boot camp clichés, and general caricaturing of military personnel ...

Google previewGang Slanging Dictionary (2015)

by Russell D. Flores

Full Metal Jacket [General] A reference to a full metal jacketed bullet. Full Moon [ Occult] This is the time of the month that magic is its most powerful. Full One [ Drugs] Kilo of something. Full Timer [General] A person who is a full fledged gang ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] by Gladys L. Knight

330 Full Metal Jacket (film),82 Funny Girl (film),722 Gaddis, ...

Google previewThe 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2009)

by Kevin McCann, Mark Diehl

ROBUST Fuller figure: 4 DOME Fullest Enjoy to the: 5 SAVOR extent: 4 HILT Full-house notice: 3 SRO "Full House" actor Bob: 5 SAGET Full-length: 5 UNCUT "Full Metal Jacket" setting: 3 NAM Fullness: 7 SATIETY Full-price payer: 5 ADULT ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] (2010)

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts by Spencer C. Tucker

124- grain full metal jacket bullet (FMJ) traveling at a velocity of 1,400 feet per second. The system will stop a variety ofslower-moving bullets and shrapnel fragments, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English (2008)

by Tom Dalzell

Full Metal Jacket, 1987 hardballer noun a person who competes or pursues an interest with an intense focus and little thought as to ...

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