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Definition of Rear sight
Rear sightSight Sight, n. [OE. sight, si?t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht,
gesih?, gesieh?, gesyh?; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht,
gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See
See, v. t.]
1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view;
as, to gain sight of land.
A cloud received him out of their sight. --Acts. i.
2. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of
perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
Thy sight is young, And thou shalt read when mine
begin to dazzle. --Shak.
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! --Milton.
3. The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility;
open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space
through which the power of vision extends; as, an object
4. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great
sight, why the bush is not burnt. --Ex. iii. 3.
They never saw a sight so fair. --Spenser.
5. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
Why cloud they not their sights? --Shak.
6. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the
sight of only one person.
7. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was
That which is highly esteemed among men is
abomination in the sight of God. --Luke xvi.
8. A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and
by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as,
the sight of a quadrant.
Thier eyes of fire sparking through sights of steel.
9. A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech,
muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and
the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the
eye is guided in aiming. --Farrow.
10. In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as
of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the
border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space,
11. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
Note: Sight in this last sense was formerly employed in the
best usage. ``A sight of lawyers.' --Latimer.
A wonder sight of flowers. --Gower.
At sight, as soon as seen, or presented to sight; as, a
draft payable at sight: to read Greek at sight; to shoot a
person at sight.
Front sight (Firearms), the sight nearest the muzzle.
Open sight. (Firearms)
(a) A front sight through which the objects aimed at may
be seen, in distinction from one that hides the
(b) A rear sight having an open notch instead of an
Peep sight, Rear sight. See under Peep, and Rear.
Sight draft, an order, or bill of exchange, directing the
payment of money at sight.
To take sight, to take aim; to look for the purpose of
directing a piece of artillery, or the like.
Syn: Vision; view; show; spectacle; representation;
exhibition. Rear sightRear Rear, a.
Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear
rank of a company.
Rear admiral, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a
vice admiral, and above a commodore. See Admiral.
Rear front (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when
faced about and standing in that position.
Rear guard (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in
the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also
Rear line (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.
Rear rank (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops
which is in the rear, or last in order.
Rear sight (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.
To bring up the rear, to come last or behind.
Meaning of Rear sight from wikipedia
- typically composed
of two component
blades: a rear sight mounted perpendicular
to the line of sight
and a front sight
that is a...
firearms, airguns, and crossbows. It is found
as a rear sight element
on rifles. To obtain
a usable sighting
line the diopter
- AR-15's most distinctive ergonomic feature
is the carrying handle
and rear sight
****embly on top of the receiver. This is a by-product of the original...
- standard Ruger aperture rear sight
. On the other, the aperture rear sight
has been completely removed
with a tangent rear sight located
on top of...
"S" stamped above
and on the barrel
at the back of the rear sight
base. This was done since
the 1888 pattern
and 1903 S-bore...
a usable sighting
line the diopter
has to have a complementing rear sight
and globe sighting lines
used in ISSF match...
- unique combined
bipod-handguard and a receiver
dust-cover mounted tangent rear sight
from Canada. The L2A1 was intended
a role as a light fully
5.56×45mm NATO (M855/SS109) cartridge
and has a newer adjustable rear sight
, case deflector, heavy
grip and buttstock...
- had a 27-inch (690 mm) barrel
with a beaded front sight
and a U-notch rear sight
(adjustable for elevation), both dovetailed
into the barrel, drift-adjustable...
- user has to hold proper
and simultaneously focus
on the rear sight
, the front
sight, and a target, all at different
distances, and align...
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