cross wire

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross wire - either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibrationcross wire - either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration; "he had the target in his cross hairs"
graticule, reticle, reticule - a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Among them, the single cross wire phantom has been commonly used as a reference standard to validate other calibration methods [12,16], thanks to its excellent precision and accuracy.
The OnTrac Shaped Tray uses a unique flattened cross wire
Once in position, stake up with stout canes to at least five foot high and make sure the canes are secured to a cross wire high enough up so the plants can't topple over when covered in masses of fruit.
MASSIVE excitement during Wednesday's Coronation Street when I worked out if you cross wire wool with Wayne Rooney you get Fiz.
Taichung, Taiwan, July 21, 2011 --( SA series, the innovative wire mesh welder made by Golden Spot Industrial Inc., are equipped with newly developed Line Wire feeder, Cross Wire Feeder, Spot Welding System and Output Installation.
These cross wire fox-Tibetan terrier canines cross the road en masse when they arrive for work at the Empire Theatre.
The Ladder Type Welder adopts resistance welding theory to joint cross wire & line wire simultaneously by cylinder.
The biggest feature of this wire mesh welding machine is that there is an automatic cross wire loading system in the machine; Operator just sends the pre-cut wires into the carriage by crane, the loading carriage that with single wire hopper will automatically do sorting, positioning and ejecting wires at due time.
Crossed wires FURTHER to the letter from Bernie Letterman, I believe there are cross wires here.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Nair Service Society (NSS) in Kerala, which flexed its muscles in favour of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala being inducted into the state cabinet, has found itself in political cross wires, besides falling short of its demand to make Chennithala the deputy chief minister.
Various enantiomeric forms bi-layer planar chiral structure have been proposed and investigated widely, such as twist rosettes [7], twist cross wires [3,11,13], U shape SRRs [14], conjugate swastikas [15,16], and other novel bi-layer structures [17-24], which could exhibit negative refractive index and optical activity in a single frequency band or dual-band.