I was reading this article.
Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, it is now Hamza bin Laden who finds himself squarely in the crosshairs of world powers.
I consulted dictionaries and googled too and most of the definitions were same as Merrian Unabridged puts it,
: one of the fine wires or spider lines mounted as a reticle in the focus of the eyepiece of optical instruments and used as a reference line in the field or for marking the instrumental axis
But only this dictionary, no, the thesaurus, helped me understand article correctly.
Noun 1. crosshairs - a center of interest; "the war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"
Is this word, "crosshair", a not frequently used word but some kind of slang type word?
Thank you in advance.