n. In archery, the five circles count as follows: gold center, 9; red, 7; inner white or blue, 5; black, 3; outer white, 1.n. A shield.n. In the seventeenth century, a shield of any form used by an infantry soldier as a substitute for body-armor. Compare targeteer.n. A shield-shaped, circular, or other mark at which archers or users of firearms shoot for practice or for a prize: so called from the mark, which usually consists of concentric rings.n. Figuratively, anything at which observation is aimed; one who or that which is a marked object of curiosity, admiration, contempt, or other feeling.n. On a railroad, the frame or holder in which a signal is displayed, as at switches.n. The sliding sight on a leveling-staff. Also called vane. See cut under leveling-staff.n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a round shield, or buckler.n. A pendant, often jeweled; a tassel.n. A shred; slice.