Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very fine strand of spider's web stretched across the focal plane of a telescope or a microscope, so as to form with another a cross: used to define the point to which the readings of the circles or micrometer refer.

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Examples

  • It put cross-hair symbols on a map of congressional districts Palin wanted to see turn Tea Party-style Republican in the mid-term elections.

    Sarah Palin's 'blood libel' claim stirs controversy

  • It put cross-hair symbols on a map of congressional districts Palin wanted to see turn Tea Party-style Republican in the mid-term elections.

    Sarah Palin's 'blood libel' claim stirs controversy

  • For example: "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, had her wretched reality show canceled today," or "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was caught reading from notes she'd scribbled on her hand again today," or "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, took great umbrage today when someone somewhere used the word 'retarded.'"

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • Nikon Pro-Staff: horizontal cross-hair is too big and thick.

    What's Right About Scopes? Not Much.

  • Or, "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ..."

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • From this moment on, every time Sarah Palin's name appears in print or on the Internet, or is uttered on television or radio, it should be followed by the phrase, "whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords."

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • From this moment on, every time Sarah Palin's name appears in print or on the Internet, or is uttered on television or radio, it should be followed by the phrase, "whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords."

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • Or, "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ..."

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • For example: "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, had her wretched reality show canceled today," or "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was caught reading from notes she'd scribbled on her hand again today," or "Sarah Palin, whose website featured a cross-hair target intended for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, took great umbrage today when someone somewhere used the word 'retarded.'"

    Paul Slansky: What Would Happen in an Ideal World

  • Nikon Pro-Staff: horizontal cross-hair is too big and thick.

    What's Right About Scopes? Not Much.

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