peep sight


Definition of peep sight

: a rear sight for a gun having an adjustable metal piece pierced with a small hole to peep through in aiming

Examples of peep sight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The barrel has been cut down and re-crowned with a Marble’s No. 3 ivory bead and a Lyman 1A peep sight dovetailed into the bolt plunger. The Editors, Field & Stream, "29 Classic Guns: Old Rifles, Collectible Shotguns, and Other Rare Guns," 23 Feb. 2021 The old rifle still shoots very well and its peep sight is great in the big woods. The Editors, Field & Stream, "29 Classic Guns: Old Rifles, Collectible Shotguns, and Other Rare Guns," 23 Feb. 2021 Coming in at $449, fully dressed with a stabilizer, quiver, rest, sight, wrist sling and peep sight, the Diamond Edge 320 is a true value. Jace Bauserman, Outdoor Life, "Are Flagship Bows Really Worth the Money? We Tested Bowtech’s Revolt and the Diamond Edge 320 to Find Out," 12 Oct. 2020 With a fiber-optic front bead and a rear peep sight, as well as a rail for mounting an optic, this new 870 promises to be a terrific choice. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "First Look: Remington 870 .410 Turkey," 29 Jan. 2020 All bows were fitted with peep sights and D-loops, and each tester used his own arrows. Will Brantley, Outdoor Life, "The 9 Best New Compound Hunting Bows, Tested and Ranked," 17 June 2019 Topped with a low-magnification scope or a peep sight, the Marlin 336C is ideal for hunting dark timber or from within the confines of a small blind. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "10 Best Hunting Rifles for Deer," 4 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'peep sight.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of peep sight

1866, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about peep sight

Time Traveler for peep sight

Time Traveler

The first known use of peep sight was in 1866

See more words from the same year

Statistics for peep sight

Last Updated

19 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Peep sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on peep sight

Britannica English: Translation of peep sight for Arabic Speakers

Comments on peep sight

What made you want to look up peep sight? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!