Crosshair – Learn English through weird and wonderful words

by Feb 28, 2019English Vocabulary

Suparno Bhattachayrra

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Crosshair – Learn English through weird and wonderful words

Do you know the history and correct usage of the rare English word “Crosshair”?

In this learn English through weird and wonderful English class, I am going to show you the beauty of this weird and useful word of Apotheosis.

Crosshair is a noun and It is properly pronounced like the word uh-pah-thee-OH-sis.


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What is crosshair?

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Crosshairs also spelled as two words, crosshairs, is another term for a reticle, the series of lines in an optical piece used to bring an image into focus. … The word crosshairs simply come from the two lines that intersect in the shape of a cross.

A Fine wire or thread in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument used as a reference line in the field or for marking the instrumental axis —used figuratively to describe someone or something being targeted as if through an aiming device having crosshairs.

Where is crosshair from?

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A crosshair or reticle is a shape superimposed on an image that is used for precise alignment of a device.

Crosshairs are most commonly a “+” shape, though many variations exist, including dots, posts, circles, and chevrons. …

The crosshair was invented by Robert Hooke, and dates to the 17th century also crosshair, cross-hairs, “very fine line (originally spider’s silk) stretched across the focal plane of a telescope or microscope, forming a cross with another,” 1755 of a telescope, 1780 in gunnery, from cross- + hair (n.). Also often in early 19c. spider-line, spider’s-line (1819).

How to use the Apotheosis in a sentence?


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  • In its crosshairs are the Olympic 200-and 400-meter gold medals, and also the world records in those events.
  • Other Customs agents have put corruption in the crosshairs only to find they were firing blanks.
  • Adjust the screws holding the finder until the crosshairs line up on the target.
  • The red crosshairs intersect in the basal ganglia, a brain area involved in motor control and in which the gene is strongly expressed.
  • Crosshairs on your ugly face, it’s time to say goodnight.
  • While Jonathan puts Palmer in his crosshairs, one of the Secret Service agents approaches Jack.
  • “To bring one country into the crosshairs in so many districts, at such a late stage of the campaign, represents something new and a calculated gamble,” he said. “I find it deplorable.
  • You view a screen on which the red crosshairs at the center occasionally disappear just as a light flickers elsewhere on the screen.
  • When executed, this command displays a set of crosshairs.
  • Suddenly under intense scrutiny and in the crosshairs of lawsuits, the directors may remember they have a legal duty to represent the interests of all shareholders.
  • Johnson’s brazenness put him in the crosshairs of the U.S. government.
  • The specific facility that was in Stuxnet’s crosshairs is not known, though speculation has centered on gas and nuclear installations.
  • Use the crosshairs to click on the window for which you want information.
  • Methods and weapons once held preciously secret were quickly shared and the Hunters switched their crosshairs from one another to the monsters that had invaded their world.
  • Government debt issued by Portugal and even Spain is already in the crosshairs of international bond investors.
  • You’ve seen this set up on TV; it’s the screen with the crosshairs on it.
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters have put Wall Street executives back in the crosshairs three years after the economic collapse.
  • Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s political organization posted an Internet ad with a graphic showing Giffords’ district in crosshairs.
  • But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district.
  • The war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs.
  • But successful programs like veterans’ health, Social Security and Medicare are in the crosshairs.
  • Senate Democrats this week renewed their push to crack down on countries that manipulate their currencies, with China clearly in their crosshairs.

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Suparno Bhattachayrra

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