directed or proceeding over fields, through woods, etc., rather than on a road or path: a cross-country race.
from one end of the country to the other: a cross-country flight.
a cross-country sport or race.
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How to use cross-country in a sentence
He had evidently dismissed his cab at the edge of the city and had come crosscountry.The Tin Soldier | Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for cross-country
by way of fields, woods, etc, as opposed to roads: cross-country running
across a country: a cross-country railway
a long race held over open ground
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