crosshair

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cross hair

or cross·hair (krôs′hâr′, krŏs′-)
n.
Either of two fine strands of wire crossed in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument and used as a calibration or sighting reference.
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crosshair

(ˈkrɒsˌhɛə)
n
(General Engineering) either of the two fine mutually perpendicular lines or wires that cross in the focal plane of a theodolite, gunsight, or other optical instrument and are used to define the line of sight. Also called: crosswire
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