cross hairs

cross hairs

pl n
1. (General Engineering) 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: cross wires

cross′ hairs`


n.pl.
fine wires or fibers crossing in a focal plane of an optical instrument to center an object or to define a line of sight.
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YET once again it would appear that the people of Northumberland have been caught in the cross hairs in the ongoing bitter struggle between the Conservatives and Labour.
Since President Duterte took office and launched his deadly war against drugs, people who fear they may be on his cross hairs have sought the help of charm traders in Quiapo, Manila.
The dual lasers visually mark the edges of what is being measured and the cross hairs pinpoint the centre point of the measurement area.
In this study, intraoperative correction can also be provided by cross hairs in frame-based surgery, and functional improvement is significant after cross hairs were applied in the initial development stage at our center.
A member of LeT, who was frequently shuttling between Karachi and Kathmandu, came in the intelligence cross hairs.
Added Solarz, "This is a great opportunity for any buyer looking to secure an attractive Manhattan property in a great location, right in the cross hairs of the new Class A properties being developed on Manhattan's Far West Side and traditional Midtown office stock.
And therefore libraries find themselves in the cross hairs of the treasury office snipers.
Most are Mossberg or Weaver and need things like cross hairs and lenses.
The losers will be the investment banks such as Societe Generale and utilities linked to the nuclear sector such as EDF and Areva, in the cross hairs of Hollande, while construction groups such as Saint-Gobain will be the clear winners as Hollande has promised to build social housing.
45 dollars blares "Voted Off the Planet" and has a picture of Laden with cross hairs superimposed over his head.
The Senate and House should work together to find a way to craft legislation that complies with the court's decision and that puts crush videos squarely in the cross hairs of federal prosecutors.
22 caliber rifle with a small 4x scope with simple cross hairs.