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cross hair

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noun Usually cross hairs.
  1. Also called cross wire. one of the fine wires or fibers, strands of spider web, or the like, crossing in a focal plane of an optical instrument to center a target or object or to define a line of sight.
  2. one of the marks that aid in the positioning of overlaying images for correct registration in printing.Compare register(def 11b).
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Examples from the Web for crosshair

Historical Examples

  • When the silver splotch drifted by the crosshair, he punched the stop button and looked at the indicator.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett

  • He kept his eyes on the crosshair of the peeper, one hand over the timer button.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett

  • It may be that the mount has been bent or the crosshair ring shifted.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • By azimuth, do you refer to the crosshair which is sometimes referred to as the windage crosshair?

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy