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English definition of “target”

target

noun [C] (OBJECT SHOT AT)    /ˈtɑː.ɡɪt/ US  /ˈtɑːr-/
B2 an object shot at during shooting practice, often a circle with a pattern of rings, or any object or place at which bullets, bombs, etc. are aimed: I had four shots but I didn't even hit the target. Any major airport or station is potentially a terrorist target.Target sports
(Definition of target noun (OBJECT SHOT AT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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