peep sight definition

  • noun:
    • A rear picture of a firearm consisting of a variable eyepiece with a little orifice by which leading sight in addition to target are aligned.
    • On some rifles, a form of sight where in actuality the shooter looks through a small aperture in the back picture.
    • view under Peep, and back.
    • A plate containing a little opening whereby the gunner places, attached to the breech of a cannon or small-arm. See cut under gun.
    • back gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a little aperture whereby the front sight plus the target tend to be aligned
  • verb-intransitive:
    • a variable piece, pierced with a tiny gap to peep through in intending, attached to a rifle or any other firearm close to the breech.
  • others:
    • An adjustable piece, pierced with a small opening to peep through in intending, mounted on a rifle or any other firearm close to the breech; -- distinguished from an open picture.

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