resight

verb

re·​sight (ˌ)rē-ˈsīt How to pronounce resight (audio)
resighted; resighting

transitive + intransitive

: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resight was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Resight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resight. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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