[ kraws-treyn, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈtreɪn, ˈkrɒs- /

verb (used with object)

to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usually related, skills, tasks, jobs, etc.

verb (used without object)

(of an athlete) to train in more than one sport.
to learn different, usually related, tasks, skills, jobs, etc.

Origin of cross-train

First recorded in 1980–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cross-train

  • It has got to wait at Layton's Heath for a cross-train; and if that don't keep its time—and it never do—this one can't.

    Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood