bull's-eye

noun
\ ˈbu̇lz-ˌī How to pronounce bull's-eye (audio) also ˈbəlz- \
variants: or bullseye
plural bull's-eyes or bullseyes

Definition of bull's-eye

1 : a very hard globular candy
2 : a circular piece of glass especially with a lump in the middle
3a : 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 : a simple lens of short focal distance also : a lantern with such a lens

First Known Use of bull's-eye

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bull's-eye was in 1825

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“Bull's-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bull%27s-eye. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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bull's-eye

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How to pronounce bull's-eye (audio)

English Language Learners 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

bull's-eye

noun
\ ˈbu̇lz-ˌī \

Kids Definition of bull's-eye

1 : the center of a target
2 : a shot that hits the center of a target

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