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, 23 Feb. 2021 The old rifle still shoots very well and its peep sight is great in the big woods. The Editors, Field & Stream, 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, 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, 29 Jan. 2020 All bows were fitted with peep sights and D-loops, and each tester used his own arrows. Will Brantley, Outdoor Life, 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, 4 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of peep sight

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Peep sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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