bull's-eye

noun
\ˈbu̇lz-ˌī also ˈbəlz- \
plural bull's-eyes

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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bull's-eye

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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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