deadeye

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noun dead·eye \ˈded-ˌī\

Definition of deadeye

  1. 1 :  a rounded wood block encircled by a rope or an iron band and having holes to receive the lanyard that is used especially to set up shrouds and stays

  2. 2 :  an unerring marksman

Illustration of deadeye

1748

First Known Use of deadeye

1748


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