Definition of Telescopic sight
1. Noun. Gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight.
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Literary usage of Telescopic sight
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1. An Uncensored Diary from the Central Empires by Ernesta Drinker Bullitt (1917)
"He uses a telescopic sight on his rifle and is said to be a dead shot. September 2d. Turkey and Bulgaria have declared war on Rumania. ..."
2. Instructions to Young Marksmen: In All that Relates to the General by John Ratcliffe Chapman (1848)
"... may imagine that I am one of them, when I assert that a proper telescopic sight for target practice is as superior to the globe and bead sight, ..."
3. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1917)
"The American army telescopic sight is the only telescope rifle sight ... The telescopic sight will pick up at a thousand yards a target that may fool the ..."
4. Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery by William Harvey Tschappat (1917)
"panoramic feature of the telescopic sight for mobile artillery guns and it is not ... A telescopic sight enables a gunner to see clearly an object which is ..."
5. Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments by Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. (1912)
"The construction of the telescopic sight does not admit of subsequent addition of the extra attachments of circle level and clamp. ..."
6. Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments by Gurley, W. & L. E., Troy, N.Y. (1895)
"THE telescopic sight. (Patented) We have for years applied to the sight-vanes of Compasses a telescope which can be put on and removed at will. ..."