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cross street

a street crossing another street.
a short street connecting main streets.
Origin of cross street
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • An automobile, darting out from a cross-street, caused the driver of the wagon to pull in abruptly and apply the brake.

  • Peter paused at a cross-street and looked uncertainly to left and right.

    History Repeats George Oliver Smith
  • Sunset blazed crimson at the western end of every cross-street.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Arriving at the cross-street, they turned the corner, and halted breathlessly.

  • His ears told him that Jabe and his crew had also swung into the cross-street.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • On arriving at the cross-street, he read, and stood as though rooted to the sidewalk.

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • Involuntarily she turned around and took the first cross-street in view.

    Kidnapped at the Altar Laura Jean Libbey
  • He walked to the end of the dark street and peered into the cross-street, and returned.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • When she reached the cross-street where the Atkinses lived Abby and Maria came running out.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • This hat belonged to someone passing upon the sidewalk of the cross-street; and the someone was Maurice Levy.

    Penrod Booth Tarkington

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