peep sight

  1. a plate containing a small hole through which a gunner peeps in sighting.

Origin of peep sight

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby peep sight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use peep sight in a sentence

  • Then I looked again through the blurred peep-sight until I caught the front sight against the open sky.

  • "By Jove, that Peep-sight is a streak," Parker declared admiringly.

    The Pride of Palomar | Peter B. Kyne
  • Just train the gun on that white stone on the shore over there; look through your peep-sight and get the gun exactly on it.

    An Annapolis First Classman | Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • While this was proceeding Robert would be at the shoulder-piece, his eye at the peep-sight, aiming at some boat in the river.

    An Annapolis First Classman | Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • There are two kinds of sights on the rear sight leaf, the open and peep sight.

    The Plattsburg Manual | O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey

British Dictionary definitions for peep sight

peep sight

  1. an adjustable rear gun sight with a narrow aperture through which the target and the front sight are aligned when aiming

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