- 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.
- 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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Contemporary Examples of crosshairs
Unfortunately, his disability—he is wheelchair-bound—was also in her crosshairs.The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 3, 2014
Ygritte has Snow in her crosshairs, aiming an arrow directly at his heart.Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie on Ygritte and Jon Snow’s Reunion at the Battle of Castle Black
June 10, 2014
I was caught in the crosshairs of the war on comedy this past weekend when I tweeted a joke—okay, many jokes—about Ted Cruz.The Tea Party’s War on Comedy
October 24, 2013
The dark web has recently been in the crosshairs of law enforcement.Hitman Network Says It Accepts Bitcoins to Murder for Hire
October 17, 2013
Yet they don't seem to be interested in finding a way to get themselves, or the people of Gaza, out of the crosshairs.Hamas in the Crosshairs
July 26, 2013
Historical Examples of crosshairs
Large, and long, with a very good telescope on it—with crosshairs.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
The bad news is that these characters in the ghost mall have us in their crosshairs.Makers
His turret gun revolved soundlessly, and the crosshairs of the sight danced across the mirrored image of the approaching thing.World of the Drone
That is, if we moved the crosshairs in the telescope to the left it would also affect the elevation setting of the telescope.
Yes; that is true—when the crosshairs are largely out of the center of the tube.