from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut or run across or through.
- transitive v. To cut using a crosscut saw.
- transitive v. To interweave (two separate, usually concurrent scenes) in a film.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
- n. A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
- transitive v. To cut across or through; to intersect.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a route shorter than the usual one
- v. cut using a diagonal line
- n. a diagonal path
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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.
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