Meaning of line of sight

line' of sight'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calledan imaginary straight line running through the aligned sights of a firearm, surveying equipment, etc.
  2. an imaginary line from an observer to a celestial body, coincident with the path traveled by light rays receivedfrom the body.
  3. a straight line connecting two points sufficiently high and near one another so that the line is entirely above the surface of the earth.
  4. See
  5. sightline.
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