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sight·ing

 (sī′tĭng)
n.
The act of catching sight of something, especially something unusual or searched for: a sighting of a whale in the harbor; a reported sighting of a UFO.

sighting

(ˈsaɪtɪŋ)
n
an occasion on which something is seen

sighting

Actual visual contact. Does not include other contacts, which must be reported by type, e.g., radar and sonar contacts. See also contact report.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sighting - the act of observingsighting - the act of observing; "several sightings of enemy troops were reported"
observance, watching, observation - the act of observing; taking a patient look
landfall - the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)
Translations

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] Nobservación f
further sightings of the missing girl have been reportedse sabe que la chica desaparecida ha sido vista en más ocasiones

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] n (= spotting) → cas m
The National Weather Service has reported several tornado sightings in Illinois → La météorologie nationale a fait état de plusieurs cas de tornade dans l'Illinois.sight-read [ˈsaɪtriːd] (MUSIC)
vidéchiffrer
vtdéchiffrer

sighting

nSichten nt; at the first sighting of landals zum ersten Mal Land gesichtet wurde; another sighting of the monster was reporteddas Ungeheuer soll erneut gesehen or gesichtet worden sein

sighting

[ˈsaɪtɪŋ] navvistamento
several sightings have been reported → si è avuta notizia di diversi avvistamenti
References in classic literature ?
The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
There is no practical manner by which they can be moved for sighting in purposes.
Recently, I was reading a piece about elite snake-eating specwar soldiers, and the author mentioned in passing how the EOTech or Aimpoint red dot sights on their rifles were actually backup sighting systems.
The downside to opening the sight is that you give up more refined sighting because there's a lot of white space on either side of your front sight.
It can be used in combination with your existing pin sight or purchased with an integrated pin sight that makes the Hind Sight a complete sighting solution.
They lack the fine adjustments and most of the features that target shooters get jazzed about, but they're actually half the sighting solution.
The "used well" part would include a sighting system in place and working.
The TS100, which does not require drilling or tapping to mount, increases the sighting radius by approximately 10 inches.
Once you've done the rough alignment using the front sight post, you will use the red dot for sighting, not the sight post.
Since the last widely accepted sighting in Louisiana in 1944, the bird had become the UFO of ornithology, with spottings claimed occasionally but not persuasively.