tangent sight

noun

Definition of tangent sight

: a rear sight for a firearm that has the graduations corresponding to the tangents of the angles of elevation and that is usually graduated to read in yards of range

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“Tangent sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangent%20sight. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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