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- n. Plural form of crosshair.
- n. A set of two perpendicular lines in the sight of a firearm, used to align the gun with the target.
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- n. a center of interest
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She even echoes Beck's violent dog-whistles by showing graphics with Democrats in crosshairs and instructing supporters to "Don't Retreat, Instead -- RELOAD!"
One of the biggest programs in his crosshairs is the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, an amphibious tank being developed by General Dynamics Corp. Jay Johnson , General Dynamics Chief Executive, said in a conference call Wednesday, "We assume defense spending will be essentially flat over the next five years."
The next leader in the crosshairs was the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who was up for re-election the following April.
You just know that if the crosshairs are there, that iswhere the bullet will hit.
Use a Level-level-level to be sure the crosshairs are absolutely in line with the bore.
The team in the crosshairs is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The now infamous "crosshairs" map has been used as an example of the kind of angry rhetoric that may have influenced the shooting in Arizona, but according to Colbert, "graphics are not a call to action."
Did prominent personalities like Brewer or Sarah Palin, who literally put Gabby Giffords in her "crosshairs" cause this attack?
By that standard, he should have hearings on the failure of Republican leaders to denounce Sarah Palin's "crosshairs" Web page and Sharron Angle's invocation of "Second Amendment remedies" to Big Government and her opponent in the Nevada U.S.
On Monday, Palin called them "crosshairs" but said Democrats had used similar symbols on political targeting maps as well.
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