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 There is a rear peep sight with windage and elevation adjustment, but Savage also drilled and tapped the receiver to add a scope. Brodie Swisher, Outdoor Life, 7 Sep. 2022 Then look through your peep sight and center the circular sight housing within the circle of your peep. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 26 Aug. 2022 His eye fixates on the small peep sight. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 The ghost ring, which Jeff Cooper loved and promoted, is nothing more than a peep sight with an oversized aperture. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 30 Jan. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peep sight was in 1866

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“Peep sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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