Next week, Brown will fly to Dallas and crisscross the country, stopping in California and Florida.
If I travel 500 miles, I crisscross through five languages.
The Israeli-only roads that crisscross the West Bank have come a long way since the beginning of the Second Intifada.
1818, from Middle English crist(s)-crosse "Christ's cross" (late 15c.), earlier cros-kryst (late 14c.), "referring to the mark of a cross formerly written before the alphabet in hornbooks. The mark itself stood for the phrase Christ-cross me speed ('May Christ's cross give me success'), a formula said before reciting the alphabet" [Barnhart]. Used today without awareness of origin. As an adjective, 1846; as a noun, 1848.