- A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive
weapon in war. - A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the
accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. - 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. - A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its
position, or for use as a signal.