open sight


: a firearm rear sight having an open notch

Examples of open sight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 Rifled Slug Benelli SEE IT The Rifled Slug model of the SBE 3 comes with open sights but is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, 22 June 2023 In addition to creating open sight lines, the trail includes motion-sensor lighting designed to be environmentally friendly and easy to maintain. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 21 Apr. 2023 Outside, a sail-like awning drapes an appropriately green hue of shade over the picnic tables; inside, a barrier now rings the bar, preventing bar service, though a translucent parapet running along the top provides open sight lines to the TVs and beer taps. Ian McNulty,, 9 Sep. 2020 In this setting the house is unique — modern style, built in 1978 with long, open sight lines and spans of glass. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2021 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, 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, 18 Nov. 2019 If fully adjustable open sights will do, the less expensive standard Redhawk is for you. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 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, 8 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open sight was in 1591

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“Open sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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