Crosshairs



noun, Usually, cross hairs
1.
Also called cross wire. one of the fine wires or fibers, strands of spider web, or the like, crossing in a focal plane of an optical instrument to center a target or object or to define a line of sight.
2.
one of the marks that aid in the positioning of overlaying images for correct registration in printing.
Compare (def 11b).

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