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crosscutting

[kraws-kuht-ing, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌt ɪŋ, ˈkrɒs-/
noun, Movies, Television.
1.
the technique of intercutting a scene with portions of another scene, especially to heighten suspense by showing simultaneous action.
Origin of crosscutting

crosscut

[kraws-kuht, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌkʌt, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
made or used for cutting crosswise.
2.
cut across the grain or on the bias.
noun
3.
a transverse cut or course.
4.
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.
5.
Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6.
Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
7.
verb (used with object), crosscut, crosscutting.
8.
to cut or go across.
9.
Movies, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
verb (used without object), crosscut, crosscutting.
10.
Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
Origin
First recorded in 1580-90; cross- + cut
Related forms
crosscutter, noun
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Examples from the Web for cross-cutting
Historical Examples
  • It seemed to be in one of the chambers connected with the cross-cutting.

  • So it wasn't hidden back there in that cross-cutting at all?

  • He was cross-cutting the hillside, line by line, as he ascended.

  • But all the time we have been talking together you have been having a cross-cutting train of thought underneath.

  • The boys now began a careful examination of the cross-cutting where the explosion had taken place.

  • When the boys reached the cross-cutting into which Ventner had disappeared, they saw his light some distance away.

  • Tommy explained the location of the cross-cutting and Jimmmie gave a whistle of dismay.

  • The Rip-saw is not fit for cross-cutting, as it leaves the cut fibres in a very rough condition.

    The Boy Craftsman A. Neely Hall
  • It gives the "total footage" for the month, special reference being made to "cross-cutting, winzing, and sinking."

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • On the other hand, if the rip saw is used for cross-cutting purposes, the saw kerf will be rough and jagged.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
British Dictionary definitions for cross-cutting

cross-cutting

adjective
1.
linking traditionally separate or independent parties or interests: a multi-agency, cross-cutting approach on drugs

crosscut

/ˈkrɒsˌkʌt/
adjective
1.
cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
noun
2.
a transverse cut or course
3.
a less common word for short cut
4.
(mining) a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
verb -cuts, -cutting, -cut
5.
to cut across
6.
(films) Also intercut. to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time
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