bull's-eye

[boo lz-ahy]

noun, plural bull's-eyes.


Origin of bull's-eye

First recorded in 1680–90
Related formsbull's-eyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bull's-eye

bull's-eye

noun

the small central disc of a target, usually the highest valued area
a shot hitting this
informal something that exactly achieves its aim
a small circular or oval window or opening
a thick disc of glass set into a ship's deck, etc, to admit light
the glass boss at the centre of a sheet of blown glass
  1. a small thick plano-convex lens used as a condenser
  2. a lamp or lantern containing such a lens
a peppermint-flavoured, usually striped, boiled sweet
nautical a circular or oval wooden block with a groove around it for the strop of a shroud and a hole at its centre for a lineCompare deadeye
meteorol the eye or centre of a cyclone
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