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cross street

  1. a street crossing another street.
  2. a short street connecting main streets.
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Origin of cross street

First recorded in 1815–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cross street

Historical Examples

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

    A Waif of the Plains

    Bret Harte

  • 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