Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosshairs - a center of interest; "the war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"
center of attention, centre of attention, center, centre - the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
References in periodicals archive ?
The same militant left that decries "global warming," "overpopulation," "FrankenFoods" and other phony threats to humanity now has the entire global economy in its crosshairs.
Get comfortable and align the crosshairs precisely on the bullseye on the target.
The tip of the cannula is depicted by the crosshairs on the multiplanar preoperative scans on the viewing monitor.
The Office of Inspector General's workplan for 1999 has SNFs right in its crosshairs.
Davis, who may well be our best synthesist, reaches across disciplines to deliver a powerful main thesis: Los Angeles has, stupidly and defiantly, placed itself in the crosshairs of disasters--natural and manmade; its political institutions have cavalierly dared the poor to protest their treatment, and its builders, developers and growth junkies have built a city that sits squarely across fault lines, killer bee invasion routes, mountain lion ranges, and tornado corridors, to name a few.
Department of Labor has the long-term care industry in its crosshairs.
To compensate for parts that are misaligned during inspection, a software feature called Right Sight uses a "target" with crosshairs to index all pixel locations to a particular feature of a part, such as a comer.
I dialed the scope to 5X and put the crosshairs on targets at 300, 400 and 550 yards and then moved my head side to side and up and down to see how far I could get the crosshairs to move on the target with no parallax correction.
5-yard increments, via six separate crosshairs with incremental dots.
com)-- Digital Crosshairs just released the first rifle scope to smart phone interface kit.
Some reticles have hashmarks on the vertical and horizontal crosshairs that are all spaced evenly.
The picture, which show a rifle's crosshairs aimed directly at a boy's head, was uploaded to the picture-based social network by Mor Ostrovski, a 20-year-old soldier with the Israel Defence Force (IDF).