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Origin of crosscut

First recorded in 1580–90; cross- + cut

OTHER WORDS FROM crosscut

crosscutter, noun
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How to use crosscut in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crosscut

crosscut
/ (ˈkrɒsˌkʌt) /

adjective
cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
noun
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
verb -cuts, -cutting or -cut
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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