a place at which a road, railroad track, river, etc., may be crossed.
the act of opposing or thwarting; frustration; contradiction.
the intersection of nave and transept in a cruciform church.
Railroads. a track structure composed of four connected frogs, permitting two tracks to cross each other at grade with sufficient clearance for wheel flanges.
- sub·cross·ing, noun
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How to use crossing in a sentence
Just like other “skip over some letters” puzzles I’ve written, my goal is to make all the crossing words real both with and without the trick letters.Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Jan. 31 Post Magazine crossword, “That Makes No Sense” | Evan Birnholz | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
The Luna came to a halt at a railway crossing, where Silveti’s men had created a construction problem on the track.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite | Bobbie Johnson | January 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Making tiny changes, such as altering a couple of crossings in a knot, could have a huge impact on the mechanics of the textile.How one physicist is unraveling the mathematics of knitting | Lakshmi Chandrasekaran | January 26, 2021 | Science News
The quality of the water crossing into San Diego from Tijuana during storms is, well, not the greatest.
On a stormy day, 1 billion gallons of water can rage down the river crossing from Tijuana to San Diego.Who Owns the Tijuana River – and Who Needs Its Water Most | MacKenzie Elmer and Vicente Calderón | January 11, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
For officials like Brohi, pursuing the drug traffickers in Turbat would mean crossing a political minefield.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yazbek says the demand for safe crossing has made the smugglers very competitive.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
crossing the border illegally, with the help of coyotes, or smugglers, is typically a very expensive endeavor.
I had to pause for sheep crossing the road, which is a common occurrence when driving through the Highlands of Scotland.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With Russian troops and tanks crossing the border, how long can this ‘ceasefire’ hold?
Why didn't he send a trooper to report at once instead of wasting time in going to Stony crossing?Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was not until they were on the ferryboat crossing the river that Harry was aware that Lawrence and Dan were of the number.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
In less than a minute Hilda, hatted and jacketed and partially gloved, was crossing the garden.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
It took us all of the next day to make the trip to Stony crossing and back by way of the place where Rutter was buried.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was Massna who commanded at Lobau and made all the arrangements for the crossing before Wagram.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for crossing
the place where one thing crosses another
a place, often shown by markings, lights, or poles, where a street, railway, etc, may be crossed
the intersection of the nave and transept in a church
the act or instance of travelling across something, esp the sea
the act or process of crossbreeding
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