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crossover

[kraws-oh-ver, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌoʊ vər, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a bridge or other structure for crossing over a river, highway, etc.
2.
Genetics.
  1. crossing over.
  2. a genotype resulting from crossing over.
3.
Popular Music.
  1. the act of crossing over in style, usually with the intention of broadening the commercial appeal to a wider audience.
  2. music that crosses over in style, occasionally sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience.
4.
Also called crossover voter. U.S. Politics. a member of one political party who votes for the candidate of another party in a primary.
6.
Railroads. a track structure composed of two or more turnouts, permitting movement of cars from either of two parallel and adjacent tracks to the other.
7.
Dance.
  1. a step in which dancers exchange places.
  2. a step involving partners in which the woman moves from one side of her partner to the other, crossing in front of him.
8.
Bowling. a ball that strikes the side of the head pin opposite to the bowling hand of the bowler.
9.
(in plumbing) a U -shaped pipe for bypassing another pipe.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; noun use of verb phrase cross over
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Examples from the web for crossover
  • The movie, whose trailer went viral, marked the final stage of snowboarding's crossover into the mainstream.
  • Is there a crossover point in the near future of any of these countries.
  • Viewed in the larger context of pop culture, the no-crossover argument seems downright archaic.
  • Often, different lab facilities had to be built to avoid any potential crossover of funds.
  • The undersea crossover caverns were a complex engineering problem.
British Dictionary definitions for crossover

crossover

/ˈkrɒsˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
a place at which a crossing is made
2.
(genetics)
  1. another term for crossing over
  2. a chromosomal structure or character resulting from crossing over
3.
(railways) a point of transfer between two main lines
4.
short for crossover network
5.
a recording, book, or other product that becomes popular in a genre other than its own
adjective
6.
(of music, fashion, art, etc) combining two distinct styles
7.
(of a performer, writer, recording, book, etc) having become popular in more than one genre
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Slang definitions & phrases for crossover

crossover

modifier
  1. : a series of absurd moments straight outta crossover hell
  2. Bridging some gap of medium, ''lifestyle,'' etc: They created a lesbian comedy that is likely to be a crossover hit (1990s+)
noun

A shift from one musical style to another or a deliberate mixture of disparate styles (1970s+ Musicians)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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