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cross hair

[′krȯs ‚her]
(engineering)
An inscribed line or a strand of hair, wire, silk, or the like used in an optical sight, transit, or similar instrument for accurate sighting.
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Beyond 250 yards, you must hold the cross hairs above the desired point of impact to compensate for the bullet's drop.
For instance, if the change is to be a gradual but continuing negative change in grade, the target would consist of a set of cross hairs as well as points directly above the cross hairs on the vertical centerline of the target representing the place the target should be at certain predetermined stations.
Note: Cross hair thickness ratio can be improved with a handheld magnifier.
Inspector ``Dirty Harry'' Callahan (Clint Eastwood) to a criminal in his cross hairs in ``Sudden Impact'' (1983).
Local lawmakers in the dwindling ``maybe'' camp have found themselves in the cross hairs of the furious Bush administration and business groups, who believe the pact will open up new markets for U.
Dauch's Speech is titled, "Detroit - In The Cross Hairs.
Pat Roark and her husband have also found themselves and their property in the cross hairs of the federal landgrabbers.
After the riots in France, suicide bombings in London and Islamist murder in Holland, people everywhere - even in France, Iran's longtime ally - knows that they are all in the cross hairs of terror and hate.
Soft drink manufacturers realize that they're in the cross hairs, and have responded by developing carbonated milk drinks - some sold only in schools - to offer a more nutritionally appealing drink option for kids.
Murray found himself in the cross hairs of federal authorities after he told a Utah bank manager last month he was "on a mission to kill" Obama.