[kraws-wahyz, kros-]


across; transversely.
Archaic. in the form of a cross.


forming a cross; transverse.

Also crossways.

Origin of crosswise

1350–1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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crossways (ˈkrɒsˌweɪz)

adjective, adverb

across; transversely
in the shape of a cross
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