Definition of Gun-sight

1. Noun. A sight used for aiming a gun.

Exact synonyms: Gunsight
Specialized synonyms: Battle Sight, Battlesight, Open Sight, Panoramic Sight, Peep Sight, Sight Setting, Telescope Sight, Telescopic Sight
Terms within: Finder, View Finder, Viewfinder
Group relationships: Gun
Generic synonyms: Sights



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gun-sight

gumshield
gumshoe
gumshoed
gumshoeing
gumshoes
gumtree
gumtrees
gumweed
gumweeds
gumwood
gumwoods
gun
gun-brig
gun-brigs
gun-shy
gun-sight (current term)
gun barrel
gun carriage
gun carriages
gun case
gun chamber
gun club
gun clubs
gun control
gun cotton
gun deck
gun dog
gun dogs
gun down
gun emplacement

Literary usage of Gun-sight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Percy Scott (1919)
"To alter the existing gun sight was not difficult. We simply pivoted a bar carrying a telescope on the fore sight and allowed it to rest on the rear sight. ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1900)
"If now a similar telescope or tube is used as a gun-sight, and if the observer is in the line of fall of the projectile, as proposed by Lieutenant Blish, ..."

3. Notes on Training, Field Artillery Details by Onorio. Moretti, Robert Melville Danford (1917)
"If the gun is on the left of the line compass and target, the difference between the bearings to the gun sight and to the target is subtracted from 3200. ..."

4. War Work of the Bureau of Standards: April 1, 1921 by National Bureau of Standards, United States Bureau of Standards, United States (1921)
"In the first class may be mentioned the tank-gun sight, the 37 mm gun sight, ... In the case of the tank-gun sight, the inspection division of the Ordnance ..."

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