What does backsight mean?

Definitions for backsight

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  1. backsight(Noun)

    The rear sight of a firearm.

  2. backsight(Noun)

    A measurement or reading taken back towards a point of known elevation, used to calculate the height of the theodolite.

  3. backsight(Noun)

    A measurement of a previously shot point, used to set the angle to zero when occupying a new position.

  4. backsight(Verb)

    To shoot a backsight.

  5. Origin: From the back + sight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backsight(noun)

    the reading of the leveling staff in its unchanged position when the leveling instrument has been taken to a new position; a sight directed backwards to a station previously occupied. Cf. Foresight, n., 3


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backsight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backsight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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