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[kraws-toun, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌtaʊn, ˈkrɒs-/
situated or traveling in a direction extending across a town or city:
a crosstown street; a crosstown bus.
in a direction extending across a town or city:
The car sped crosstown.
Informal. a bus running primarily in a crosstown direction.
Origin of crosstown
First recorded in 1885-90; cross- + town Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The frozen snows of January still lay like adamant in the crosstown streets.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • At the foot of every crosstown street is a bonfire of sunset.

    Where the Blue Begins Christopher Morley
  • At Thirty-fourth and Forty-second streets the crosstown traffic had already begun.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • By and by they got into a crosstown car, and it was when Win was being helped out by the lion tamer that a motor dashed past.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • crosstown, uptown, and downtown you may move without seeing her.

  • They passed Forty-second Street and turned into Forty-fifth, just as the lights in the crosstown cars had been put out.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • They crossed the moving bands by an overhead bridge and cut down a narrow canyon to the entrance of a crosstown series of bands.

  • Aboard that crosstown car Looms did really take a watch from Hartigans pocket.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • My papa said seven of the crosstown blocks made a mile, and twenty of the short blocks.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Then he took the crosstown car to his home and changed into a neat dark business suit.

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