- bull's-eyes1) N-COUNT: usu the N in sing The bull's-eye is the small circular area at the centre of a target.
Five of his bullets had hit the bull's-eye.2) N-COUNT In shooting or the game of darts, a bull's-eye is a shot or throw of a dart that hits the bull's-eye.3) N-COUNT If something that you do or say hits the bull's eye, it has exactly the effect that you intended it to have. [INFORMAL]
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Bull's Eye — can refer to:* Aldebaran, star at the location of the eye of Taurus * Bull s Eye (postage stamp), the earliest stamps issued by Brazil * Bull s eye (confectionery), a pulled sugar sweet popular in Britain * Egg in the basket, egg breakfast dish * … Wikipedia
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 … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bull's-eye — bull s ,eye noun count the circle in the center of a TARGET that you try to hit in the sports of shooting or ARCHERY, or in the game of DARTS: BULL a. a shot or throw that hits the center of a target hit/score a bull s eye INFORMAL to achieve… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bull's-eye — [boolz′ī΄] n. [as in Fr oeil de boeuf, Dan koöie, cow eye, Sw oxoga, ox eye, all applied to small, round windows] 1. a thick, circular glass in a roof, ship s deck, etc., for admitting light 2. any circular opening for light or air 3. a) the… … English World dictionary
bull’s-eye — bull’sˈ eye noun ▪ A round opening or window ▪ The centre of a target ▪ A shot that hits it (also figurative) ▪ A big, round, hard peppermint sweet ▪ The central boss formed in making a sheet of spun glass ( … Useful english dictionary
bull's-eye — bull s′ eye n. pl. eyes 1) gam the circular spot, usu. black, at the center of a target 2) gam a shot that hits this 3) mil a) the center of a military target in a bombing raid b) a missile that strikes the center of a target c) an instance of… … From formal English to slang
bull's-eye — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bull s eye : singular bull s eye plural bull s eyes a) the circle in the centre of a target that you try to hit in the sports of shooting or archery, or in the game of darts b) a shot or throw that hits the… … English dictionary
Bull's-eye — Condenser Con*dens er, n. 1. One who, or that which, condenses. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physic) (a) An instrument for condensing air or other elastic fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable piston to force the air into a receiver, and a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bull's eye — n. to hit, score a bull s eye * * * score a bull s eye to hit … Combinatory dictionary
bull's eye — noun 1. in target shooting: a score made by hitting the center of the target (Freq. 13) in repeated sets of five shots his numbers of bull s eyes varied • Hypernyms: ↑score 2. the center of a target (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑bull … Useful english dictionary