bull's-eye

noun \ ˈbu̇lz-ˌī also ˈbəlz- \

Definition of bull's-eye

plural bull's-eyes
1 :a very hard globular candy
2 :a circular piece of glass especially with a lump in the middle
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 :a simple lens of short focal distance; also :a lantern with such a lens

First Known Use of bull's-eye

1825


BULL'S-EYE Defined for English Language Learners

bull's-eye

noun

Definition of bull's-eye for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

bull's-eye

noun \ ˈbu̇lz-ˌī \

Definition of bull's-eye for Students

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


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