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backsight Line breaks: back|sight
Pronunciation: /ˈbaksʌɪt/

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Definition of backsight in English:


1The sight of a rifle or other weapon that is nearer the eye of the person aiming.
2 Surveying A sight or reading taken backwards or towards the point of starting.

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