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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
  • For example, if the impact of the bullet needs to be moved up, the rear sight is moved up.
  • The reason for mounting the rear sight on the hammer, as in this instance, is not readily apparent.
  • Move the rear sight slide to the meter mark that represents the distance to the target.
  • When sighting in a rifle always adjust the rear sight in the direction you want the bullet to impact the target.
British Dictionary definitions for rear sight

rear sight

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