[kraws-kuht, kros-]
made or used for cutting crosswise.
cut across the grain or on the bias.
a transverse cut or course.
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.
Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
verb (used with object), crosscut, crosscutting.
to cut or go across.
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.
Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.

1580–90; cross- + cut

crosscutter, noun Unabridged
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crosscut (ˈkrɒsˌkʌt)
1.  cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
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
vb , -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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Example sentences
Crosscut saws are an efficient tool for cutting timber, but they can represent a safety hazard if they are carried improperly.
These maintenance topics are intended for the crosscut sawyer.
Machine operator can position himself in open crosscut to tram machine by the crosscut into the heading.
As he attempted to turn into the crosscut, he had to stop and back up to re-align the shuttle car in order to make the turn.
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