open sight

noun

Definition of open sight 

: a firearm rear sight having an open notch

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From Asia to the Middle East and throughout Europe, the East-West tug-of-war played out between spies in cities such as Athens, Bangkok, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin, Cairo, Tehran and Vienna, often in open sight before unsuspecting passers-by. Washington Post, "Not just Russia: Spies have long posed as diplomats," 27 Mar. 2018

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1591, in the meaning defined above

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