- across; transversely.
- Archaic. in the form of a cross.
- forming a cross; transverse.
Origin of crosswise
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Examples from the Web for crosswise
They go lengthwise and crosswise through every street but the High.Eric
Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
The berths are crosswise rather than lengthwise as in our sleepers.Birdseye Views of Far Lands
James T. Nichols
The fates were playing, and in this case for once in the world's history their play was crosswise.The Blind Spot
He also cuts off one of the forelegs of each, and puts it crosswise in the mouth.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
The flesh was then stripped off, and the skull cut in two crosswise.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
- across; transversely
- in the shape of a cross