verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crisscross
Examples from the Web for crisscross
The Israeli-only roads that crisscross the West Bank have come a long way since the beginning of the Second Intifada.
Next week, Brown will fly to Dallas and crisscross the country, stopping in California and Florida.
If I travel 500 miles, I crisscross through five languages.
Another moment and Danny was at the foot of the ghostly pine-tree, staring upward at the crisscross of its naked branches.America First|Frances Nimmo Greene
It'll shoot up the canyons and crisscross the forest in no time.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
It was that new Goodyear that I was tracking, the one that's all crisscross.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They crisscross the face in angry red welts, and are permanent and ineffaceable.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The large paper pad in front of him was covered with crisscross lines.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
British Dictionary definitions for crisscross
Word Origin and History for crisscross
1818, from Middle English crist(s)-crosse "Christ's cross" (late 15c.), earlier cros-kryst (late 14c.), "referring to the mark of a cross formerly written before the alphabet in hornbooks. The mark itself stood for the phrase Christ-cross me speed ('May Christ's cross give me success'), a formula said before reciting the alphabet" [Barnhart]. Used today without awareness of origin. As an adjective, 1846; as a noun, 1848.