[uhn-krawst, -krost]


not crossed.
not marked with a line across: to leave one's t's uncrossed.

Origin of uncrossed

First recorded in 1550–60; un-1 + crossed


[uhn-kraws, -kros]

verb (used with object)

to change from a crossed position, as the legs.

Origin of uncross

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + cross
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Examples from the Web for uncrossed

Historical Examples of uncrossed

  • He uncrossed his legs, and made a feeble attempt to divert her thoughts.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • The mocking fire had died out of Roma's face, and she uncrossed her knees.

  • He uncrossed his legs and hunched his body deeper into the back of his seat.

    The Wonder

    J. D. Beresford

  • He uncrossed his leg and shifted in his chair rather uneasily.

    The Loyalist

    James Francis Barrett

  • He uncrossed his legs and put his hands on the pew, on either side of his legs.

    The Trail of the Hawk

    Sinclair Lewis