from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point: soldiers caught in crossfire.
  • n. A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge: "caught in the crossfire in a battle over Internet site names” ( Denise Caruso).
  • n. Rapid, heated discussion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. lines of fire from multiple positions that cross in a small region
  • n. a heated confrontation between opposing factions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fire from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross
  • n. a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions


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