/ (ˈsaɪtɪŋ) /

  1. an occasion on which something is seen

  2. Another name for sight (def. 10)

Words Nearby sighting

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How to use sighting in a sentence

  • His eyes were sighting along an instrument of his own devising as if he were aiming some super-gun of a great air cruiser.

  • Thus night and day we sailed steadily on, occasionally sighting sharks and even whales.

  • Never a day passed but we eagerly scanned the glistening sea in the hope of sighting a passing sail.

  • When the lookout man sees a fire, he gets its bearing from the map by means of the sighting device.

    Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
  • Every Shirt-tailer was sighting as though for a sharp-shooter's medal—carefully, deliberately.

    The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck