Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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French

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  • In heraldry, used to describe a chevron and fesse that are placed higher than ordinary.

    December 7, 2012