Definitions of sights
  1. noun
    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
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    optical instrument
    an instrument designed to aid vision
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