Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A circular board, often of cork, used as the target in a game of darts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A board used as a target for throwing darts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts. It may have any of several patterns on it, such as concentric circles, or a central circle with rays.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts
  • n. a circular board of wood or cork used as the target in the game of darts

Etymologies

From dart +‎ board. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Since the election, he has been more circumspect about numbers, cautioning against what he describes as "dartboard politics".

    Michael Gove's embarrassing stumbles fail to put the brake on reforms

  • Worse, the price setting seemed to be arbitrary, as though throwing a dart at a dartboard were an adequate substitute for sound economics.

    Broke

  • This 'dartboard' approach is stylised, but still gives some insights into what proportion of food production could be more locally produced.

    Transition Culture

  • The rally's easy, "dartboard" money has already been made, but the case for selective stock investing remains as strong as ever.

    Fool.com: The Motley Fool

  • One year, when I was about 10, they had a party (we never had parties) to celebrate the official opening of their recently created "real bar" (hand-pumped beers, optics, dartboard) in a corner of their "lounge" (we had a sitting room) and we were going to stay there (we always stayed at Nan's).

    Family life

  • I remember once my mother telling me, when I said I wanted to be like Janis Joplin: If you manifest the light, you will become a dartboard for others' fears, doubts, and insecurities.

    Book Excerpt: Steven Tyler's Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

  • One day while we were working, someone suggested if we were to cut two inches from the bottom of one of the big logs, it would make a good dartboard.

    Work Camp 934 L

  • In a few days, we not only had a very good dartboard, we also all had our own darts, which we had made ourselves.

    Work Camp 934 L

  • The Man of Confidence asked for some indoor games, such as cards, dominoes, also a dartboard and, if possible, a football.

    Work Camp 10232 GW

  • Our work has sometimes been the explicit bull's eye on the dartboard, as conservative ideologues sought to extinguish the independent reporting and analysis they find so threatening to their phobic worldview.

    Bill Moyers: In Defense of NPR

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