Definition of Crosshairs

1. Noun. A center of interest. "The war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"




Definition of Crosshairs

1. Noun. (plural of crosshair) ¹

2. Noun. A set of two perpendicular lines in the sight of a firearm, used to align the gun with the target. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crosshairs

1. crosshair [n] - See also: crosshair

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crosshairs

crossflow
crossflowed
crossflowing
crossflows
crossfostering
crossfunctional
crossgender
crossgrade
crossgraded
crossgrades
crossgrading
crossgrained
crossguard
crossguards
crosshair
crosshairs (current term)
crosshatch
crosshatched
crosshatches
crosshatching
crosshatchings
crosshead
crossheading
crossheads
crossing
crossing guard
crossing guards
crossing number
crossing one's fingers
crossing over

Literary usage of Crosshairs

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1. Handbook of Testing Materials: For the Constructor. Part I. Methods by Adolf Martens (1899)
"... or telescope) is focussed on the object in such manner that its image coincides accurately with the plane of the crosshairs, in order to avoid parallax. ..."

2. Handbook of Testing Materials. For the Constructor. Part I. Methods by Adolf Martens (1899)
"... or telescope) is focussed on the object in such manner that its image coincides accurately with the plane of the crosshairs, in order to avoid parallax. ..."

3. Light: A Textbook for Students who Have Had One Year of Physics by Herbert Meredith Reese (1921)
"The proper method of adjusting the telescope, known as focussing, is as follows: First, the eyepiece is pushed in or out until the crosshairs are .visible, ..."

4. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"When in proper adjustment and with the ocular in the microscope, the crosshairs will appear well defined and lie in the plane of the image of whatever ..."

5. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"When in proper adjustment and with the ocular in the microscope, the crosshairs will appear well defined and lie in the plane of the image of whatever ..."

6. Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Heat: A Twelve Weeks' College Course by Robert Andrews Millikan (1903)
"Then set the movable crosshairs of the microscopes accurately upon the scratches and take the readings upon the scales in the micrometer eyepieces. ..."

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