iron sight

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iron sight

[′ī·ərn ′sīt]
(ordnance)
Any metallic gunsight, such as a blade sight, as distinguished from an optical or computing sight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The M72 consists of a lightweight, telescoping, single shot, throwaway tube made of aluminium and fibreglass, with a mechanical sight and a firing mechanism.
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