deadeye definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical a set hardwood disk with a grooved perimeter, pierced by three holes through which the lanyards are passed away, used to fasten the shrouds.
    • Slang a professional shooter: a deadeye with the rifle.
    • A wooden disk having holes by which the lanyard is passed, useful for tightening shrouds.
    • a tremendously accurate marksman.
    • A penchant for noticing a particular thing, or a person who has these types of a penchant.
  • adjective:
    • really precise with shooting or putting.
    • About a stare: cool; unfriendly.

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