- any statement or act that is precisely to the point or achieves a desired result directly.
- something that is decisive or crucial; crux.
Origin of bull's-eye
OTHER WORDS FROM bull's-eyebull's-eyed, adjective
How to use bull's-eye in a sentence
This time a bullseye from a distance made clean, easy, and effective.America’s Troubled Drone Policy: Let the Debate Finally Begin|John Kael Weston|February 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My crew were aiming like sharpshooters and both torpedos went to their bullseye.
"You have scored a bullseye," cried Cairns, when he had read Desmond's report, and had glanced at the sketches.Grey Town|Gerald Baldwin
One well projected match seemed to hit the particular bullseye he was aiming at.From Pillar to Post|John Kendrick Bangs
Granny Tunks with commendable forethought had brought out a bullseye lantern, which she must have stolen from some policeman.
Dutton, having received five shillings, made no objection to this, provided he got back his bullseye later in the night.
British Dictionary definitions for bull's-eye
- a small thick plano-convex lens used as a condenser
- a lamp or lantern containing such a lens