Definitions of sights

n an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

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a sighting device in an aircraft for aiming bombs
gun-sight, gunsight
a sight used for aiming a gun
battle sight, battlesight
an arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges
open sight
rear gunsight having an open notch instead of a peephole or telescope
panoramic sight
gunsight (a telescopic device for an artillery piece) that can be rotated horizontally in a full circle
peep sight
rear gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned
sight setting
the adjustment of a gunsight for elevation and windage on a particular range under favorable light conditions
telescope sight, telescopic sight
gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight
Type of:
optical instrument
an instrument designed to aid vision

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