cross-wise

crosswise

[kraws-wahyz, kros-]
adverb
1.
across; transversely.
3.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.
adjective
4.
forming a cross; transverse.
Also, crossways.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2

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crosswise or crossways (ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒsˌweɪz)
 
adj, —adv
1.  across; transversely
2.  in the shape of a cross
 
crossways or crossways
 
adj, —adv

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