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3 definitions found
 for Sighting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sight \Sight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sighting.]
     1. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a
        wreck. --Kane.
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     2. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to
        sight an object, as a star.
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     3. To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give
        the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight;
        as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sighting \Sight"ing\,
     a. & n. from Sight, v. t.
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     Sighting shot, a shot made to ascertain whether the sights
        of a firearm are properly adjusted; a trial shot.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sighting
      n 1: the act of observing; "several sightings of enemy troops
           were reported"

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