What Is the Definition of Backsight?


Backsight is a noun which is defined as the rear sight of a gun or rifle. It also refers to measurements taken from a point of known elevation in reference to a shot point. These measurements are vital in calculating the height of the theodolite.
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a sight on a previously occupied instrument station.
(in leveling) the reading on a rod that is held on a point of known elevation, used in computing the elevation of the instrument.
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