bullseye (plural bullseyes)
- The centre of a target.
- (darts) The two central rings on a dartboard.
- A peppermint-flavoured confection with stripes on it.
- (nautical, obsolete) Thick glass set into the side of a ship to let in light.
- A shot which hits the centre of a target.
- A hand-cancelled postmark issued by a counter clerk at a post office, typically done on a receipt for proof of mailing.
- The central part of a crown glass disk, with concentric ripple effect.
- A convex glass lens which is placed in front of a lamp to concentrate the light so as to make it more conspicuous as a signal; also the lantern itself.
1890, Oscar Wilde, chapter XII, in The Picture of Dorian Gray:
- He put on his fur coat and hat and went out into the hall. There he paused, hearing the slow heavy tread of the policeman on the pavement outside and seeing the flash of the bull's-eye reflected in the window.
centre of a target
thick glass set into the side of a ship to let in light
shot which hits the centre of a target
- A cry when someone hits the bullseye of a target.
- By extension, a response when someone makes an accurate statement.
- "Did John steal the petty-cash?" "Bullseye"
response when someone makes an accurate statement