cross-country

[adj. kraws-kuhn-tree, kros-; n. kraws-kuhn-tree, -kuhn-, kros-]
adjective
1.
directed or proceeding over fields, through woods, etc., rather than on a road or path: a cross-country race.
2.
from one end of the country to the other: a cross-country flight.
noun, plural cross-countries.
3.
a cross-country sport or race.

Origin:
1760–70

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cross-country
 
adj, —adv
1.  by way of fields, woods, etc, as opposed to roads: cross-country running
2.  across a country: a cross-country railway
 
n
3.  a long race held over open ground

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cross-country
also cross country; 1767, of roads, from cross (adj.) + country. Of flights, from 1909.
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Example sentences for crosscountry
Smaller space needed to land, offering more landing options from crosscountry flights.
Principal operators are first great western and crosscountry.
The department has several hundred kilometers of crosscountry skiing tracks.
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