gunsight

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gunsight

(ˈɡʌnˌsaɪt)
n
a device on a gun which helps the user to aim
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Noun1.gunsight - a sight used for aiming a gungunsight - a sight used for aiming a gun  
battle sight, battlesight - an arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges
view finder, viewfinder, finder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
open sight - rear gunsight having an open notch instead of a peephole or telescope
panoramic sight - gunsight (a telescopic device for an artillery piece) that can be rotated horizontally in a full circle
peep sight - rear gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned
sights - an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
sight setting - the adjustment of a gunsight for elevation and windage on a particular range under favorable light conditions
telescope sight, telescopic sight - gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight
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