dispart sight
Dispart Dis*part", n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster]

On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the axis of the gun, always makes a small angle with the axis. --Eng. Cys. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gun.) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore; -- called also {dispart sight}, and {muzzle sight}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dispart — Dis*part , n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dispart — Dis*part , v. t. 1. (Gun.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim. [1913 Webster] Every gunner, before he shoots, must truly dispart his piece. Lucar. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gun.) To furnish with a dispart sight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muzzle sight — Dispart Dis*part , n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muzzle sight — Muzzle Muz zle, n. [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See {Muse}, v. i., and cf. {Morsel}.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. [1913 Webster] 2. The mouth of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dis|part — «dihs PAHRT», verb, noun. –v.t. to separate; divide into parts: »Till death disparts the union. –v.i. to separate; break up. –n. 1. the difference between the radius of the bore at the breech of a gun and that at the swell of the muzzle. 2. Also …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Muzzle — Muz zle, n. [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See {Muse}, v. i., and cf. {Morsel}.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. [1913 Webster] 2. The mouth of a thing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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