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crossover

[kraws-oh-ver, kros-]
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noun
  1. a bridge or other structure for crossing over a river, highway, etc.
  2. Genetics.
    1. crossing over.
    2. a genotype resulting from crossing over.
  3. Popular Music.
    1. the act of crossing over in style, usually with the intention of broadening the commercial appeal to a wider audience.
    2. music that crosses over in style, occasionally sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience.
  4. Also called crossover voter. U.S. Politics. a member of one political party who votes for the candidate of another party in a primary.
  5. crossover network.
  6. Railroads. a track structure composed of two or more turnouts, permitting movement of cars from either of two parallel and adjacent tracks to the other.
  7. Dance.
    1. a step in which dancers exchange places.
    2. a step involving partners in which the woman moves from one side of her partner to the other, crossing in front of him.
  8. Bowling. a ball that strikes the side of the head pin opposite to the bowling hand of the bowler.
  9. (in plumbing) a U-shaped pipe for bypassing another pipe.
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Origin of crossover

First recorded in 1785–95; noun use of verb phrase cross over
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Examples from the Web for crossover

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  • One day I was flying the lead plane and I called for a crossover.

  • Car 56 flashed under a crossover and into a long, gentle curve.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael

  • Seven miles to the east, the amber warning lights went dark and the detour barrier at Crossover 85 sank back into the roadway.

    Code Three

    Rick Raphael


British Dictionary definitions for crossover

crossover

noun
  1. a place at which a crossing is made
  2. genetics
    1. another term for crossing over
    2. a chromosomal structure or character resulting from crossing over
  3. railways a point of transfer between two main lines
  4. short for crossover network
  5. a recording, book, or other product that becomes popular in a genre other than its own
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adjective
  1. (of music, fashion, art, etc) combining two distinct styles
  2. (of a performer, writer, recording, book, etc) having become popular in more than one genre
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