from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point: soldiers caught in crossfire.
- n. A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge: "caught in the crossfire in a battle over Internet site names” ( Denise Caruso).
- n. Rapid, heated discussion.
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- n. lines of fire from multiple positions that cross in a small region
- n. a heated confrontation between opposing factions
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
- n. a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
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