Definition of crosshairs in English:


Syllabification: cross·hairs
Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌhe(ə)rz


  • 1A pair of fine wires or lines crossing at right angles at the focus of an optical instrument or gun sight, for use in positioning, aiming, or measuring.
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    • It has been used on a limited basis for fishing nets and for wound dressings, and for cross hairs in optical instruments.
    • She had a collection of mailed death threats, one featuring her picture in the cross hairs of a rifle scope.
    • I finally line up the target and position the cross hairs.
  • 1.1A representation of crosshairs on a computer screen.
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    • Instead of turning the character with the left analog stick, the crosshairs just move around the screen.
    • When I bring up the software and open a drawing, my crosshairs are invisible.
    • Inside, he saw the world on a blue screen with dancing targeting crosshairs that were awaiting things to eliminate.

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