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crosstown

[kraws-toun, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌtaʊn, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
situated or traveling in a direction extending across a town or city:
a crosstown street; a crosstown bus.
adverb
2.
in a direction extending across a town or city:
The car sped crosstown.
noun
3.
Informal. a bus running primarily in a crosstown direction.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; cross- + town
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-town

cross-town

adjective
1.
(US & Canadian) going across or following a route across a town: a cross-town bus
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