Definition of target:
- A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
- A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
- A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
- A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter.
- A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.
- The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
- The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
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- "Taken Alive", E. P. Roe.
The disposition adopted for the squadron was chiefly a development of this simple principle, combined with an attempt to form the ships in such an order as should offer the least favorable target to the enemy.- "Admiral Farragut", A. T. Mahan.
- "General Bramble", André Maurois.