crossbench

noun, often attributive

Definition of crossbench

: one of the benches in the House of Lords of the British parliament which is set at right angles to other benches and on which neutral or independent members sit a crossbench mind

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Other Words from crossbench

crossbencher \ ˈ⸗¦⸗⸗ \ noun

History and Etymology for crossbench

cross entry 3 + bench

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“Crossbench.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossbench. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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