Definition of dispart sight. Meaning of dispart sight. Synonyms of dispart sight

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Definition of dispart sight

dispart sight
Dispart Dis*part", n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the axis of the gun, always makes a small angle with the axis. --Eng. Cys. 2. (Gun.) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore; -- called also dispart sight, and muzzle sight.

Meaning of dispart sight from wikipedia

- straightness of the barrel to shot size in relation to the bore (windage). Sights were rudimentary or non-existent, and elevation was controlled by wedges...
- elevation when the gun was aimed by sighting along the top of the barrel. In the early 17th century, 'dispart sights' compensated for this. This was a piece...
- virtually unheard of elsewhere in contemporary naval gunnery. He had 'dispart sights' ****ed to his 18-pounder long guns, which improved aiming as they compensated...
- good marksmanship. Broke had also ****ed out his cannons with dispart and tangent sights to increase accuracy as well as degree bearings on the decks and...
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