(), 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.
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2. A small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm.
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3. A small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light.
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4. A circular or oval opening for air or light.
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5. A lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself. Dickens.
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6. (Astron.) Aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull.
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7. (Archery & Gun.) The center of a target.
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8. A thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown.
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9. A small and thick old-fashioned watch. [Colloq.]
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10. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; as, to score a bull's eye.
Syn. -- bell ringer, mark.
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