[ kraws-kuht, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌkʌt, ˈkrɒs- /
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a transverse cut or course.
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.
Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
a crosscut saw.
verb (used with object), cross·cut, cross·cut·ting.
to cut or go across.
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), cross·cut, cross·cut·ting.
Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
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How to use crosscut in a sentence
It was a statement wrung out of him, requiring no comment, for he at once resumed the steady pull on the six-foot, cross-cut saw.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The major's blaring notes would cross-cut Devore's nerves as with a dull and haggling saw.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
Tim's long legs carried him across the street, over a fence into a cross-cut lot, and away for the hotel at a mountaineer's speed.
The drawing is only inserted at this place because it naturally comes with the use of the cross-cut saw.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
Jerry smeared the great cross-cut with grease, and they set it into the notch.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for crosscut
/ (ˈkrɒsˌkʌt) /
cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
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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