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cross·fire

 (krôs′fīr′, krŏs′-)
n.
1. Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point: soldiers caught in crossfire.
2. A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge: "caught in the crossfire in a battle over Internet site names" (Denise Caruso).
3. Rapid, heated discussion.

crossfire

(ˈkrɒsˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Military) military converging fire from one or more positions
2. a lively exchange of ideas, opinions, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crossfire - a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
2.crossfire - fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Translations

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsfaɪəʳ] Nfuego m cruzado
we were caught in the crossfirequedamos atrapados en medio del tiroteo or en el fuego cruzado (fig) → nos veíamos atacados por ambos lados

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsfaɪər] nfeux mpl croisés
to get caught in the crossfire (MILITARY)être pris(e) entre deux feux (fig)être pris(e) entre deux feux

crossfire

[ˈkrɒsˌfaɪəʳ] nfuoco incrociato
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Extras like special paint and satellite navigation bump the total price closer to pounds 30,000 and there may be another sudden intake of breath at the 19A insurance grouping, but Crossfires aren't ten a penny on British roads and you pay a premium for that exclusivity.
Crossfires from New Archery Products feature dimpled ferrule technology helping air flow smoothly over the ferrule to gain accurate flight control.
And judging by the amount of finger pointing and jaw dropping going on when I drove the two-seater, Crossfires are still a very rare sight north of the border.
But Chrysler has a product that Zetsche acknowledges absolutely represents what he means when he's talking about "premium," and a product that shares more than just a bit of genetic material with its Mercedes kin (the SLK): the Crossfire. First appearing in July 2003, this sleek two seater, which has design character and cues that are more thoroughgoing and comprehensive than any other car in the Chrysler stable--and possibly more than any other car coming out of Detroit*--has now multiplied: the coupe is joined by a roadster.