Definition of line of sight in US English:

line of sight

phrase

  • A straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision.

    ‘a building that obstructs our line of sight’
    • ‘The range of conventional radar, the kind you see at airports with its rotating dish, is limited to direct line of sight.’
    • ‘Purpose-built to enhance live music, the space boasts a good sized stage, a top class PA and lighting system plus great lines of sight, providing an immaculate view of the stage.’
    • ‘It will be possible to put the at-a-glance guide on the dashboard or windscreen in the driver's line of sight.’
    • ‘When you live in New York, you normally don't get to see the sunset - because the huge buildings block all possible lines of sight.’
    • ‘Targets were generally always within the line of sight of the artillery men.’
    • ‘The outer edge of the garden has a bamboo hedge with colourful shrubs and plants and is high enough to block out lines of sight.’
    • ‘The venue was small and the standing room layered quite steeply so it was easy to get a good line of sight.’
    • ‘These elliptical steel walls prevent direct lines of sight from those screening areas to the office space.’
    • ‘Major objects or images are located along critical lines of sight to reinforce the main messages of the exhibition and to surprise visitors with something unexpected, thus challenging their preconceptions about Africa.’
    • ‘She said the tips of the rotating blades of the 320 ft tall turbines would be between 32 ft and 82 ft below the line of sight of the radar at Yeadon, north of Leeds.’