Definition of cross hairs in English:

cross hairs

Line breaks: cross hairs

noun

A pair of fine wires crossing at right angles at the focus of an optical instrument or gunsight, for use in positioning, aiming, or measuring: I raised the rifle and got the deer in the cross hairs
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of cross hairs in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward