cross-grained

[kraws-greynd, kros-]

adjective

having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber.
stubborn; perverse.

Nearby words

  1. cross-file,
  2. cross-fire,
  3. cross-florida waterway,
  4. cross-garnet,
  5. cross-gartered,
  6. cross-index,
  7. cross-legged,
  8. cross-link,
  9. cross-linker,
  10. cross-lot bracing

Origin of cross-grained

First recorded in 1640–50

Related formscross-grained·ly, adverbcross-grained·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cross-grained

cross-grained

adjective

(of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn
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