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telescopic sight Syllabification: tel·e·scop·ic sight

Definition of telescopic sight in English:


A small telescope used for sighting, typically mounted on a rifle.
Example sentences
  • The Sergeant said: ‘We were told he had a rifle with telescopic sights.’
  • Keeping the cross hairs centered on the man's chest, Ian watched the stranger through the rifle's telescopic sights.
  • Without his binoculars, Parker had to use the telescopic sight on his rifle to zoom in on every window on the lower floors of the building opposite to the entrance.

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