Bull's-eye Bull's"-eye`, n. 1. (Naut.) A small circular or oval wooden block without sheaves, having a groove around it and a hole through it, used for connecting rigging. [1913 Webster]

2. A small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm. [1913 Webster]

3. A small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light. [1913 Webster]

4. A circular or oval opening for air or light. [1913 Webster]

5. A lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

6. (Astron.) Aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull. [1913 Webster]

7. (Archery & Gun.) The center of a target. [1913 Webster]

8. A thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown. [1913 Webster]

9. A small and thick old-fashioned watch. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

10. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; as, to score a bull's eye.

Syn: bell ringer, mark. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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