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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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Fie named the concept the "Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight," and the acronym "ACOG" stuck.
Like virtually every gun store in the nation, Williams Gunsight in Davison, Mich., offers eye and ear protection products--key products in the safety category--to customers.
5.  "Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after I've finished 'shooting,' my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.
28 published by the Lyman Gunsight Company in 1927.
But saner heads seem to have prevailed, and there is a hope - and hope is a commodity that one can never have enough of - that common sense might yet win through, and that all sides seem prepared now to face one another, not at the end of a gunsight or a weapons targeting system, but across a table.
Among the files Manning leaked in 2010 was a gunsight video of a US Apache helicopter firing on suspected Iraqi insurgents in 2007, an attack that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
An investigator checked the hashtag #blacklivesmatter in Salem, and up came a tweet showing a man's silhouette in the crosshairs of a gunsight. The Twitter account belonged to Erious Johnson, the African-American head of the department's Civil Rights Division.
Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller's Gunsight View of Flying with SOG.
My favourite is still the gyro gunsight which I had the pleasure of introducing into the RAF in 1942/43.
The completion of 2 shallow well workovers in the Gunsight Formation on M.V.
Thousands of feet over Hampshire, a Messerschmitt zipped right into the gunsight and George fired.