American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To register (someone) or be registered as a candidate in the primaries of more than one political party.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A file with two convex cutting faces of different curvatures, used in dressing the arms or crosses of small wheels.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. a double convex file, used in dressing out the arms or crosses of fine wheels.
- v. to register as a candidate for more than one political party in the same election.
- v. have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
“The state has a closed Primary system, but allows citizens to cross-file for the position of School Board Director.”
“One can search for the descriptions and view digitized images of the records by using keyword (right side of the page) or layered search (left side of the page) One can also run the cross-file search linked to various databases worldwide to share a wide range of information and knowledge.”
“During the beta phase, scitopia.org's cross-file searching was refined, in an attempt to increase the precision and consistency of keyword and author searches.”
“At Stanford Resarch International, Engelbart pioneered such firsts in computer technology as the mouse, display editing, windows, cross-file editing, idea/outline processing, hypermedia, and groupware.”
“All four candidates plan to cross-file on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the primary.”
“In the primary, registered voters can only select candidates from their own party, except in the cases of judges and school board members, who can cross-file.”
“In a further farce, Pennsylvania allows local judicial candidates to "cross-file" on both major-party primary ballots.”
“School board candidates are allowed to cross-file to seek both parties 'nominations.”
“Starting immediately, users of LinkedIn and Twitter can cross-file to each other's services, by checking a box on either Twitter or LinkedIn.”
“Put a due date on an entry and Journler's smart folder mechanism will automatically cross-file the entry in folders with "Due Date" rules; rules that can be different for different folders.”
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