the circular spot, usually black or outlined in black, at the center of a target marked with concentric circles and used in target practice.
a shot that hits this.
the center or central area of a military target, as of a town or factory, in a bombing raid.
a missile that strikes the central area of a target.
the coordinates or instance of aiming and firing a missile that results in its hitting the center of a target.
any statement or act that is precisely to the point or achieves a desired result directly.
something that is decisive or crucial; crux.
a small circular opening or window.
a thick disk or lenslike piece of glass inserted in a roof, ship’s deck, etc., to admit light.
Optics. a lens of short focal length.
a lantern equipped with a lens of this sort.
Nautical. an oval or circular wooden block having a groove around it and a hole in the center, through which to reeve a rope.
Meteorology. (formerly) the eye of a storm.
a large, round piece of peppermint-flavored hard candy.
the small central disc of a target, usually the highest valued area
a shot hitting this
(informal) something that exactly achieves its aim
a small circular or oval window or opening
a thick disc of glass set into a ship’s deck, etc, to admit light
the glass boss at the centre of a sheet of blown glass
a small thick plano-convex lens used as a condenser
a lamp or lantern containing such a lens
a peppermint-flavoured, usually striped, boiled sweet
(nautical) a circular or oval wooden block with a groove around it for the strop of a shroud and a hole at its centre for a line Compare deadeye
(meteorol) the eye or centre of a cyclone
a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, in a prescribed way in an arena and is usually killed. Contemporary Examples Does Barack Obama Need a Friend Like Bill Clinton? Robert Shrum June 10, 2012 The Deaths You Missed This Year […]
a person who participates in a bullfight, especially a matador. Historical Examples The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border Annie Roe Carr The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey The Wolf Cub […]
a European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, often kept as a pet, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back and a rosy breast. any of several related or similar birds. a hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters. Historical Examples Jerry’s Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley The […]