peep sight

peep sight
peep′ sight`
n.
a plate containing a small hole through which a gunner peeps in sighting
Etymology: 1880–85

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Peep sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peep sight — An adjustable piece, pierced with a small hole to peep through in aiming, attached to a rifle or other firearm near the breech; distinguished from an {open sight}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peep sight — Peep Peep, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Peeped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Peeping}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. OE. pipen, F. piper, p[ e]pier, L. pipire, pipare, pipiare, D. & G. piepen. Senses 2 and 3 perhaps come from a transfer of sense from the sound which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peep sight — n. a rear sight for a firearm, usually consisting of an adjustable disk with a small opening in the center through which the front sight and target are lined up …   English World dictionary

  • peep sight — noun rear gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned • Hypernyms: ↑gunsight, ↑gun sight * * * noun : a rear sight having an adjustable metal piece pierced with a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peep sight — In firearms, a peep sight (also known more formally as an aperture sight ) is a type of rear gunsight, having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned. These sight are used on target… …   Wikipedia

  • Peep Sight Search —    Used as the rear sight of a gun is used. The peep sight is placed on or in the bowstring and the sight pins and target are viewed through the peep. Sight pins should be centered in the peep. Small peeps help you gain accuracy but don t let a… …   Hunting glossary

  • peep sight — noun Date: 1866 a rear sight for a gun having an adjustable metal piece pierced with a small hole to peep through in aiming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peep sight — /ˈpip saɪt/ (say peep suyt) noun a plate containing a small hole through which a gunner peeps in sighting …   Australian-English dictionary

  • peep sight — a plate containing a small hole through which a gunner peeps in sighting. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

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