Definition of Crosscut

1. Noun. A diagonal path.

Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route

2. Verb. Cut using a diagonal line.
Exact synonyms: Cut Across
Generic synonyms: Cut

3. Noun. A route shorter than the usual one.
Exact synonyms: Cutoff, Shortcut
Generic synonyms: Road, Route

Definition of Crosscut

1. v. t. To cut across or through; to intersect.

2. n. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.

Definition of Crosscut

1. Verb. To cut across something. ¹

2. Verb. To cut repeatedly between two concurrent scenes in a film ¹

3. Noun. A crosswise cut ¹

4. Noun. A shortcut ¹

5. Noun. An instance of filmic crosscutting ¹

6. Noun. A crosscut saw ¹

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Definition of Crosscut

1. to cut across [v -CUT, -CUTTING, -CUTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crosscut

crosscut (current term)
crosscut saw
crosscut saws
crossed adductor jerk
crossed adductor reflex

Literary usage of Crosscut

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... and If the lode is not firm enough to allow of the stones being carried for its full width, the crosscut method is adopted ; the workings in this case, ..."

2. Martin's Mining Law and Land-office Procedure: With Statutes and Forms by Theodore Martin (1908)
"Open crosscut, tunnel, or adit will hold lode. Any open cut, crosscut or tunnel which shall cut a lode at the depth of ten feet below the surface, ..."

3. Essentials of Woodworking: A Textbook for Schools by Ira Samuel Griffith (1908)
"Saws which are used in cutting across the grain are called crosscut; those which are used in cutting parallel to the grain are called rip-saws. Fig. 24. ..."

4. Investigation of the Department of the Interior and of the Bureau of by United States, Congress (1910)
"Yes, sir; they crosscut it, and you could see the thickness of the vein. Mr. OLMSTED. That would not tell you how thick the vein was. Mr. OLMSTED. ..."

5. A Study of Ore Deposits for the Practical Miner: With Descriptions of Ore by James Philip Wallace (1908)
"PROSPECTING VEINS BY crosscut TUNNELS Advantages and Disadvantages. — Tunnels of this kind, as the name implies, are run crosswise to the course of the vein ..."

6. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1899)
"In the 84 feet crosscut on the 300 feet level the black bands are ... The crosscut at this level from the main shaft to the lode ts 15 feet in length. ..."

7. Gynecology, obstetrics, menopause by Alexander Hubert Providence Leuf (1902)
"crosscut OF THE FUNDUS IN CESAREAN SECTION. Two cases of Cesarean section were reported in 1897 in the Wiener klin. ..."

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