Telescopic sight
Telescopic sight Tel`e*scop"ic sight` A sight consisting of a small telescope, as on a compass or rifle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • telescopic sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescopic sight — Scope redirects here. For other uses, see Scope (disambiguation). View through a 4x rifle scope. A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is a sighting device that is based on an optical refracting telescope. They are equipped with some form… …   Wikipedia

  • telescopic sight — noun gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑telescope sight • Hypernyms: ↑gunsight, ↑gun sight …   Useful english dictionary

  • telescopic sight — telescope used for aiming precisely when shooting at distant targets …   English contemporary dictionary

  • telescopic sight — /tɛləˌskɒpɪk ˈsaɪt/ (say teluh.skopik suyt) noun a telescope mounted on a gun and used for sighting …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sight — (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sight draft — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • telescopic rifle — telescopic rifle, a rifle with a telescopic sight …   Useful english dictionary

  • sight — n. view 1) to catch; keep sight of 2) to lose sight of 3) at (the) sight (to faint at the sight of blood; to fall in love at first sight) 4) by sight (to know smb. by sight) 5) in, within sight (the ship was no longer in sight) 6) on sight (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • telescopic — tel|e|scop|ic [ˌtelıˈskɔpık US ˈska: ] adj 1.) made of parts that slide over each other so that the whole thing can be made longer or shorter ▪ a tripod with telescopic legs 2.) making distant things look bigger, like a telescope does ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”