Definition of gunsight in English:


Syllabification: gun·sight
Pronunciation: /ˈgənˌsīt


  • A device on a gun that enables it to be aimed accurately.
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    • The gunner virtually always sees the target directly through the gunsight or other sighting devices.
    • Racism, although it was a daily annoyance, was far less important to us than the fact that a well-trained enemy had the unit in his gunsights.
    • The cameras are now used in gunsights for the SA80 rifle and the Challenger II tank.

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