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- n. A kind of graduated breech sight for a small arm or cannon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of graduated breech sight for a small arm, or a cannon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In gunnery, a brass scale used in aiming, attached to the barrel of a gun, near the breech, just behind the breech-ring, and giving the series of quarter-angles for a radius equal to the distance from the muzzle-sight to the axis about which the scale turns.
- n. The nut of a violin-bow.