cross street

  1. a street crossing another street.

  2. a short street connecting main streets.

Origin of cross street

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby cross street Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cross street in a sentence

  • Later that day, Gyatso walked to a busy cross street, doused himself with gasoline, and lit fire to his body.

    Tibet’s Ticking Time Bomb | Kapil Komireddi | January 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • At the other end of the street he saw, or fancied he saw, a mass of persons, and he dashed down a cross street to avoid them.

    Juana | Honore de Balzac
  • They walked away through a deep cross street of red tenements with fire-escapes climbing the walls like stark, grotesque vines.

    To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
  • Farther on at a cross street, some women were trying to raise to his feet a naked youth beside whom lay his abandoned bow.

    Snnica | Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Once before upon this same night he had sneaked up cross street, and again he followed the same course.

  • As he faltered and wavered, he became aware that some one was coming up cross street.