crosswise

[ kraws-wahyz, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌwaɪz, ˈkrɒs- /

adverb

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

adjective

forming a cross; transverse.

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Also crossways.

Origin of crosswise

1350–1400; Middle English a cross wise in the form of a cross. See a-1, cross, wise2
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British Dictionary definitions for crosswise

crosswise

crossways (ˈkrɒsˌweɪz)

/ (ˈkrɒsˌwaɪz) /

adjective, adverb

across; transversely
in the shape of a cross
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