Part of speech: noun

A mark to be shot at.

Part of speech: noun

A small shield; buckler. targe.

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Usage examples "target":

  1. One could see that he was entire master of the rifle, and a trick which always brought rounds of applause was the hitting of a target while standing with his back to it, simply by the aid of a mirror held at the butt of his rifle. - "The Mastery of the Air", William J. Claxton.
  2. On the other hand, I couldn't think of anything I had done since I had met the rest of you that would make me a target for death." - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  3. The first bow I used at target weighed forty pounds. - "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow", Saxton Pope.