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crossline

[ kraws-lahyn, kros- ]

noun

  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.


adjective

  1. of or relating to the offspring produced by crossbreeding two linebred individuals.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crossline1

1350–1400; Middle English. See cross-, line 1

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Example Sentences

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

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

There is an apparent crossline running darkly through that photograph.

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