resight

verb
re·sight | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsīt \
resighted; resighting

Definition of resight 

: to sight again or anew; such as

a : to get or catch sight of (someone or something) again The use of these bands has allowed the community of biologists (and the public) to resight these birds over time …, [Bryan] Watts said.Phys.org

b : to aim (something) again by means of a sight (see sight entry 1 sense 8a) The [unidentified] professional hunter … had had enough. "Tom," he said sweetly, "I think you should resight your rifle again. … " —David E. Petzal One can … calculate how long a single shooter would take to shoot, reload, resight, shoot again … —Ron Rosenbaum

First Known Use of resight

1857, in the meaning defined above

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