resight

verb re·sight \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsīt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resight

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 1sight 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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