from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Nautical A flat hardwood disk with a grooved perimeter, pierced by three holes through which the lanyards are passed, used to fasten the shrouds.
  • noun Slang An expert shooter.

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  • adjective Very accurate with shooting or throwing.
  • adjective About a stare: cold; unfriendly.
  • noun nautical A wooden disk having holes through which the lanyard is passed, used for tightening shrouds.
  • noun A very accurate marksman.
  • noun uncommon A penchant for noticing a particular thing, or a person who has such a penchant.


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