noun Oceanography, Nautical.
Origin of cross sea
Examples from the Web for cross sea
We run into a cross-sea or a swell, or something, and they disappear again, and their places at the table remain vacant.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
A cross-sea was running and I could not feel sure that all was well with the missing boat.South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton
We are deathly sick, because there is a cross-sea beneath us and a wet sail above.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
This is similar to a cross-sea, except that it undulates without breaking violently.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
It is all heaped and tossed and tumbled as though the earth there had been a cross-sea.The Old Front Line|John Masefield