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[kraws-lahyn, kros-]
  1. a line crossing another line or connecting two separated points: The main lines are linked at intervals by crosslines.
  2. Journalism. a headline or bank consisting of a single line running across a column of type, usually centered and sometimes full width.
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  1. of or relating to the offspring produced by crossbreeding two linebred individuals.
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Origin of crossline

1350–1400; Middle English. See cross-, line1
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Examples from the Web for crossline

Historical Examples

  • Now, would you crossline that, so we know it is the parking lot?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • To the eye of the stranger such places as Seymour and Crossline are desolate and dreary.