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[kraws-wahyz, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒs-/
across; transversely.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.
forming a cross; transverse.
Also, crossways.
Origin of crosswise
1350-1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for crosswise
  • 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.
  • Cut the fennel crosswise into half-inch-thick slices.
  • Meanwhile, stack the kale leaves in bunches and cut crosswise into slivers.
  • Often, the car begins to buck whenever it gets crosswise to the wind, which has no impediments out there.
  • Cut tomato crosswise in half and squeeze out seeds and juice, then chop.
  • Fold one sheet of filo in half, crosswise, and butter.
  • Cut the crosswise wires at one end to create prongs.
British Dictionary definitions for crosswise


adjective, adverb
across; transversely
in the shape of a cross
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