cross-country

[ adjective kraws-kuhn-tree, kros-; noun kraws-kuhn-tree, -kuhn-, kros- ]
/ adjective ˈkrɔsˌkʌn tri, ˈkrɒs-; noun ˈkrɔsˈkʌn tri, -ˌkʌn-, ˈkrɒs- /

adjective

directed or proceeding over fields, through woods, etc., rather than on a road or path: a cross-country race.
from one end of the country to the other: a cross-country flight.

noun, plural cross-coun·tries.

a cross-country sport or race.

Origin of cross-country

First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-country

cross-country

adjective, adverb

by way of fields, woods, etc, as opposed to roadscross-country running
across a countrya cross-country railway

noun

a long race held over open ground
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