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bull's–eye

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noun \ˈbu̇lz-ˌī also ˈbəlz-\

Simple Definition of bull's–eye

  • : the small circle at the center of a target toward which people throw darts or shoot arrows or bullets

  • : a shot that hits the center of a target

Full Definition of bull's–eye

plural bull's–eyes

  1. 1 :  a very hard globular candy

  2. 2 :  a circular piece of glass especially with a lump in the middle

  3. 3 a :  the center of a target; also :  something central or crucial b :  a shot that hits the bull's-eye; broadly :  something that precisely attains a desired end

  4. 4 :  a simple lens of short focal distance; also :  a lantern with such a lens

1825

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1825



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