- Nautical. either of a pair of disks of hardwood having holes through which a lanyard is rove: used to tighten shrouds and stays.
- an expert marksman.
Origin of deadeye
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Related Words for deadeyethought, remembrance, recollection, mind, consciousness, sharpshooter, sniper, reflection, mindfulness, recall, awareness, reminiscence, cognizance, recapture, flashback, recognition, retention, retrospection, anamnesis, subconsciousness
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Turning on Bob, with a correct imitation of Mr. Deadeye, at his grouchiest moment.Nothing But the Truth
Frederic S. Isham
- nautical either of a pair of disclike wooden blocks, supported by straps in grooves around them, between which a line is rove so as to draw them together to tighten a shroudCompare bull's-eye (def. 9)
- mainly US informal an expert marksman
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