from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A flat hardwood disk with a grooved perimeter, pierced by three holes through which the lanyards are passed, used to fasten the shrouds.
- n. Slang An expert shooter: a deadeye with the rifle.
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- adj. Very accurate with shooting or throwing.
- adj. About a stare: cold; unfriendly.
- n. A wooden disk having holes through which the lanyard is passed, used for tightening shrouds.
- n. A very accurate marksman.
- n. A penchant for noticing a particular thing, or a person who has such a penchant.
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Yes | No | Report from deadeye wrote 5 days 1 hour ago
On the day when Chadfield found the triple deadeye, his companion at the beach was 79-year-old Iain “Bosun” Dow, who told reporters:
But his find was quickly identified asa triple deadeye, a piece of equipment used on sailing ships until the end of the 19th century.
Guards Danny Ainge and Dennis Johnson, deadeye marksmen in Los Angeles, came home to Beantown and took up masonry.
Yes | No | Report from deadeye wrote 11 weeks 3 days ago
I say, giving this nutbag a little of the deadeye for wasting my time.
Not even the best of the deadeye shots can predict when a deer is going to go up down left or right, or accelerate, or hit the brakes.
Yes | No | Report from deadeye wrote 10 weeks 4 hours ago
But he is also a deadeye finisher and a creative passer who slots perfectly into Pep Guardiola 's system at Barcelona.
Yes | No | Report from deadeye wrote 11 weeks 6 days ago