EtymologyThe English longbow yeomen were directed to practice frequently, and it has been stated that there was often a practice held immediately after church services in small hamlets, the only time during the week when many of the archers would gather. A common target was the white skull of a bull, and the greatest skill could be illustrated by getting a "bull's eye".
Another common shooting term derives from this activity, when the archer is far from the target, the arrow must be pointed high, due to the arched trajectory of an arrow. When the archer is very close to the target, then he may point directly, without aiming above the white bull's skull, hence "pointing at the white", or "point blanc" as it was stated in those times. The term is now an established military term, "point blank" range, or the distance at which a firearm can be directly aimed at the target without consideration of the arched trajectory. Modern firearms often have a point blank range of a few hundred yards.
- The centre of a target
- A peppermint flavoured sweet (UK) or candy (US), with stripes on it.
- (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.
- Thick glass window with concentric ripple effect
A peppermint flavoured sweet
Thick glass set into the side of a ship to let in light
A 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"
By extension, a response when someone makes an accurate statement
Related termsbullseye lantern.
See alsobull's eye
A bullseye is the center of a target of concentric circles.
Bullseye may also refer to:
- ʘ, a phonetic symbol for bilabial click
- Bullseye (CNBC), U.S. TV news program
- Bullseye (Bull Terrier) the dog mascot of Target Corporation, which also uses a bullseye symbol as its logo
- Bullseye (comics), a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe (comics and film), primarily an enemy of Daredevil
- Bullseye is a weapon in the Sony Playstation 3 game Resistance: Fall of Man
- Bullseye (Toy Story), a fictional character from the Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 2
- Bullseye (shooting competition) - also known as Conventional Pistol
- Bullseye! - a 1990 comedy motion picture starring Michael Caine and Roger Moore
- Bullseye (literature) - Bill Sikes' dog in Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
- Bullseye (sailboat), 15' hull, common to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
- Bullseye Records of Canada, a record label
- Bullseye cancel - a light well centered cancellation mark on a postage stamp, typically used to show proof of mailing
- Bull's Eye - the first postage stamps of Brazil issued in 1843
- Bullseye (song) - A song written by Aly & AJ on their album ''Insomniatic
- Bullseye (US game show), 1980-1982, hosted by Jim Lange
- Bullseye (UK game show), 1981-1995, hosted by Jim Bowen, 2006- hosted by Dave Spikey (not related to the US game show)
- Bullseye (retired pricing game), a game played during the first two weeks of The Price Is Right in 1972
- Double Bullseye, a game played during the third through sixth weeks of The Price Is Right in 1972
- Bullseye (active pricing game), a game played on The Price Is Right since 1976
- Bullseye/Bankroll, a short-lived (1992-1995) round from the game show "Family Feud"
bullseye in Simple English: Bullseye
bullseye in Finnish: Häränsilmä
bullseye in Swedish: Bullseye