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crosswise

[kraws-wahyz, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒs-/
adverb
1.
across; transversely.
3.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.
adjective
4.
forming a cross; transverse.
Also, crossways.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-wise

crosswise

/ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz/
adjective, adverb
1.
across; transversely
2.
in the shape of a cross
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