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crosscut

[kraws-kuht, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌt, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
made or used for cutting crosswise.
2.
cut across the grain or on the bias.
noun
3.
a transverse cut or course.
4.
a shortcut by way of an area not ordinarily traversed, as grass or open country; a route that cuts diagonally across a road or path network.
5.
Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6.
Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
7.
verb (used with object), crosscut, crosscutting.
8.
to cut or go across.
9.
Movies, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
verb (used without object), crosscut, crosscutting.
10.
Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
Origin of crosscut
1580-1590
1580-90; cross- + cut
Related forms
crosscutter, noun
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Examples from the Web for crosscut
Historical Examples
  • The tools needed are a sharp ax, a crosscut saw, an inch auger, and a spade.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • The wheelbarrows and the grindstone and the two crosscut saws were another matter.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • No, we thought of doing a bit of crosscut sawing for a change.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Hence we had brought a crosscut saw—a long one with two handles.

  • The bow oarsman pushed off the boat, and she was headed up the crosscut.

    Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
  • That experience determined me to stick to crosscut sawing every day.

  • On Sunday mornings Hugh took a crosscut saw and cut the railroad ties into lengths that would go into the kitchen stove.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • It did not surprise me that next day I had to forget my crosscut saw exercise.

  • It was fortunate that both could chop, for the men with the crosscut appeared in difficulties.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • No objection was made, for setting a trap is easier work than dragging a crosscut saw through a maple log.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for crosscut

crosscut

/ˈkrɒsˌkʌt/
adjective
1.
cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
noun
2.
a transverse cut or course
3.
a less common word for short cut
4.
(mining) a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
verb -cuts, -cutting, -cut
5.
to cut across
6.
(films) Also intercut. to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time
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