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- Rhymes: -aɪtɪŋ
sighting (plural sightings)
- The act of catching sight of something, especially something searched for.
- There will be a small prize for the first sighting of a seal.
- 1961 December, “Planning the London Midland main-line electrification”, in Trains Illustrated, page 719:
- However, many people—including railwaymen—are only beginning to realise how great is the amount of civil engineering work necessary to achieve adequate clearances for high-voltage overhead equipment under bridges and tunnels; what is involved in the re-signalling needed to permit the increased throughput of traffic (in some places it is unavoidable, to afford better sighting of signals obscured by overhead electrical gear); [...].
act of catching sight of something, especially something searched for