cross street



a street crossing another street.
a short street connecting main streets.

Origin of cross street

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cross street

Historical Examples of cross street

  • Arriving at the cross-street, they turned the corner, and halted breathlessly.

  • It was not far to the nearest booth, a block or two down the cross-street.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • Sunset blazed crimson at the western end of every cross-street.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • His ears told him that Jabe and his crew had also swung into the cross-street.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • Peter paused at a cross-street and looked uncertainly to left and right.

    History Repeats

    George Oliver Smith