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crosstown

[ kraws-toun, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌtaʊn, ˈkrɒs- /
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adjective
situated or traveling in a direction extending across a town or city: a crosstown street; a crosstown bus.
adverb
in a direction extending across a town or city: The car sped crosstown.
noun
Informal. a bus running primarily in a crosstown direction.
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Origin of crosstown

First recorded in 1885–90; cross- + town
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British Dictionary definitions for crosstown

cross-town

adjective
US and Canadian going across or following a route across a towna cross-town bus
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