crosswise

[kraws-wahyz, kros-]
adverb
1.
across; transversely.
3.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.
adjective
4.
forming a cross; transverse.
Also, crossways.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2

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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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