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CROSS HAIR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cross hair mean? 

CROSS HAIR (noun)
  The noun CROSS HAIR has 1 sense:

1. either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration

  Familiarity information: CROSS HAIR used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROSS HAIR (noun)


Sense 1cross hair [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cross hair; cross wire

Context example:

he had the target in his cross hairs

Hypernyms ("cross hair" is a kind of...):

line (a mark that is long relative to its width)

Holonyms ("cross hair" is a part of...):

graticule; reticle; reticule (a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument)


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