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 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

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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 7 Apr. 2020.

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