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cross hairs

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Definition of cross hairs in English:

plural 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
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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.

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