- the part of a lathe or planing machine on which the tool post is mounted and across which it slides at right angles to the bed of the lathe
Examples from the Web for cross-slide
The rear bevel is roughed and finished by tools and held on the cross-slide.
The unfinished part is then turned, and if the cross-slide is not moved, the tool will meet the first cut.
As the grinding proceeds, the wheel is fed inward slightly by manipulating the cross-slide.
The cross-slide has bolted to it a bar A carrying a roller which is pressed against a forming plate B by a heavy spring C.
The small handle at O is for moving the cross-slide along the bed when this is necessary in order to feed a tool sidewise.