[kraws-wahyz, kros-]
across; transversely.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.
forming a cross; transverse.
Also, crossways.

1350–1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2 Unabridged
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crosswise or crossways (ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒsˌweɪz)
adj, —adv
1.  across; transversely
2.  in the shape of a cross
crossways or crossways
adj, —adv

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Example sentences
There a circle was cut in the sod, and the sticks were set crosswise.
The body meat needs no pounding if sliced crosswise into thin slices.
Cut the tail piece crosswise into three or four pieces.
Peel the potatoes and cut them crosswise into eighth-inch-thick slices.
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