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peep sight

noun
1.
a plate containing a small hole through which a gunner peeps in sighting.
Origin of peep sight
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • 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
  • "By Jove, that peep-sight is a streak," Parker declared admiringly.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
  • The American contrivance of the peep-sight is a very minute instrument, with a still smaller aperture.

  • 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
  • I have experimented with peep-sights; but one cannot hold a pistol steadily enough to get the full advantage of a peep-sight.

  • At the quarter-pole Kay had worked her mount easily up through the ruck to contend with peep-sight.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
  • Well, peep-sight wins at the half by one open length—and the cholo boy is using a switch on him!

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne
British Dictionary definitions for peep-sight

peep sight

noun
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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