American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cut or run across or through.
- v. To cut using a crosscut saw.
- v. To interweave (two separate, usually concurrent scenes) in a film.
- v. To use the cinematic technique of crosscutting.
- adj. Constructed or used for cutting crosswise: crosscut teeth on a saw.
- adj. Cut across or crosswise: a crosscut slice of beef; a crosscut incision.
- n. A course or cut going crosswise.
- n. A path more direct than the main path; a shortcut.
- n. A level in a mine driven so that it intersects a vein of ore.
- n. A crosscut saw.
- n. An example of the cinematic technique of crosscutting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut across.
- n. A direct course from one point to another, crosswise or diagonal to another or the usual one; a shortened road or path.
- n. In mining: A level driven across the “country,” or so as to connect two levels with each other.
- n. A trench or opening in the surface-detritus or -soil, at right angles to the supposed course of the lode, made for the purpose of ascertaining the exact position and nature of the latter.
- Adapted or used for cutting anything crosswise: as, a cross-cut saw or chisel.
- Cut across the grain or on the bias: as, cross-cut crape.
- To cross-plow, as in fallowing.
- n. In mathematics, a line, regarded as a section actually made in the surface, which begins at one point of a boundary, goes into the interior of the surface, and, without anywhere intersecting either another boundary-line or itself, ends at a point of the boundary. A cross-cut may connect two points on the same boundary-line, or two on different boundary-lines; or it may end where it began; or it may end in a point of its previous course. Also
- v. To cut across something.
- v. To cut repeatedly between two concurrent scenes in a film
- n. A crosswise cut
- n. A shortcut
- n. An instance of filmic crosscutting
- n. A crosscut saw
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cut across or through; to intersect.
- n. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
- n. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
- n. a route shorter than the usual one
- v. cut using a diagonal line
- n. a diagonal path
“In testing a new lamp for miners, he crept into a "crosscut" of the mine, lamp in hand, and continued there so long and persistently that two men rushed in and drew him out by the feet, the gases having overcome him.”
“A few feet from the door of the resort is the Cascade Village Lift which accesses the rest of Vail by a crosscut trail, Post Road.”
“But when I was 17, 16, my father and I cut wood all day long, and I was swinging that crosscut saw and hauling wood, and when I walked in the back door late that afternoon, I was singing ...”
“For sensitive documents, Consumer Reports recommends using a crosscut shredder. —”
“I do believe there was even an axe and crosscut saw on it.”
“Scott Johnson slowly and steadily descending into madness … crosscut”
“Congrats for the milestone and hopes for many more. crosscut”
“But agreed: the Loss of potential is the worst loss any human being can have … crosscut”
“I heard what sounded like a high-pitched crosscut saw belaboring a twig.”
“For sensitive documents, Consumer Reports recommends using a crosscut shredder.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘crosscut’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
words and phrases containing cross
Looking for tweets for crosscut.