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rear sight

noun
  1. the sight nearest the breech of a firearm.
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Examples from the Web for rear sight

Historical Examples

  • The front sight must be seen through the middle of the rear-sight notch, the top being on a line with the top of the notch.

    Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army

    War Department.


British Dictionary definitions for rear sight

rear sight

noun
  1. the sight of a gun nearest to the breech
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