telescopic sight


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telescopic sight

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a telescope mounted on a rifle, etc, used for sighting
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Noun1.telescopic sight - gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sighttelescopic sight - gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight
gunsight, gun-sight - a sight used for aiming a gun
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Translations

telescopic sight

n (on gun) → collimatore m
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Another innovation was a telescopic sight so that the driver could aim the car without taking his eyes off the oil slick ahead.
According to the Secret Service report, the alert public safety official "saw a rifle barrel with telescopic sight protruding from a second-story window.
It transpired that a member of a group of college pupils on a day trip to the area had brought a BB gun - in the shape of a rifle with a telescopic sight - on the visit without his teacher realising.
In the .22 telescopic sight men/women (combined), too, all three medals were secured by Navy.
A sensitive scale, an assault rifle equipped with a telescopic sight, three magazines and 34 rounds of ammunition were also seized.
On the final day of the Championship, 16 medals were up for grabs in Air Rifle (Women Junior), Air Rifle (Women Youth), Air Rifle (Men ), Air Rifle (Women), Big Bore Pistol, Big Bore Pistol Men Professional (Rapid), 22 Rifle Telescopic Sight and Trap Olympic.
One, who did not know the gun was loaded, was experimenting with its telescopic sight.
He was wearing black and carrying a rifle-style gun, complete with a telescopic sight, ammunition magazines and a helmet.
I want to install a telescopic sight, but the rear sight from the CETME G-3 is where the rear sight base would be installed.
However, no provision for mounting a telescopic sight to the rifle had been envisioned by the Department of Militia and Defence ..." (2)
Many shooters swear by those sights but I never liked them and had a telescopic sight fitted instead.