open sight


Definition of open sight

: a firearm rear sight having an open notch

Examples of open sight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on a recent Saturday, a daily capacity limit of 2,900 people across the 125-acre park meant few lines and open sight lines of animal habitats. Ryan Patrick Hooper, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Zoo and Henry Ford reopen with limited visitors, frustrating some guests," 29 June 2020 Today, Remington offers nearly every slug gun configuration imaginable, from rifled barrels with open sights and standard stocks, to cantilever scope mounts and thumbhole stocks. Curtis Niedermier, Outdoor Life, "The 15 Best Shotguns for Deer Hunting," 18 Nov. 2019 If fully adjustable open sights will do, the less expensive standard Redhawk is for you. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The Best Handguns for Deer Hunting," 8 Oct. 2019 While the standard Blackhawk remains one of the world's all-time great buys in revolvers for those who stick with open sights, hunters who prefer to use a scope are better off with the Super Blackhawk Hunter. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The Best Handguns for Deer Hunting," 8 Oct. 2019 For areas that don’t allow optics, the open sights on the Pro Hunter do their job well. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "10 Best Hunting Rifles for Deer," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of open sight

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of open sight was in 1591

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10 Jul 2020

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“Open sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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