- a transverse cut or course.
- a shortcut by way of an area not ordinarily traversed, as grass or open country; a route that cuts diagonally across a road or path network.
- Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
- Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
- a crosscut saw.
- to cut or go across.
- Movies, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
- Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
Origin of crosscut
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Examples from the Web for cross-cut
The teeth of the rip saw are also larger than those of the cross-cut.
In Fig. 14, which shows the teeth of a cross-cut saw, the pitch (B) is about 10 degrees off.
The next day he found fault with me for the way I used a cross-cut saw.A California Girl
I had left a cross-cut saw there this morning, and just went to fetch it.The wanderings and fortunes of some German emigrants
The third lift they have not cross-cut to it, as the slope is on No. 2.A Report on Washington Territory
William Henry Ruffner
- cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
- a transverse cut or course
- a less common word for short cut
- mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
- to cut across
- Also: intercut films to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time
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