HyperDic: gunsight

English > 1 sense of the word gunsight:
NOUNartifactgunsight, gun-sighta sight used for aiming a gun
English > gunsight: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA sight used for aiming a gun.
Part ofgunA weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
Partsfinder, viewfinder, view finderoptical device that helps a user to find the target of interest
Narrowerbattle sight, battlesightAn arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges
open sightrear gunsight having an open notch instead of a peephole or telescope
panoramic sightgunsight (a telescopic device for an artillery piece) that can be rotated horizontally in a full circle
peep sightrear gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned
sight settingThe adjustment of a gunsight for elevation and windage on a particular range under favorable light conditions
telescopic sight, telescope sightgunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight
BroadersightsAn optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

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