crossline

[kraws-lahyn, kros-]
noun
1.
a line crossing another line or connecting two separated points: The main lines are linked at intervals by crosslines.
2.
Journalism. a headline or bank consisting of a single line running across a column of type, usually centered and sometimes full width.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the offspring produced by crossbreeding two linebred individuals.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English. See cross-, line1

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