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crosscut

verb cross·cut \ ˈkrȯs-ˌkət , -ˈkət \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of crosscut

transitive verb
1 :to cut, go, or move across or through
2 :to cut with a crosscut saw
3 :to subject (something, such as movie scenes) to crosscutting

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First Known Use of crosscut

1590


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crosscut

adjective

Definition of crosscut

1 :made or used for cutting transversely
  • a saw with crosscut teeth
2 :cut across or transversely
  • a crosscut incision

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First Known Use of crosscut

1645


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crosscut

noun cross·cut \ ˈkrȯs-ˌkət \

Definition of crosscut

1 :something that cuts across or through; specifically :a mine working driven horizontally and at right angles to an adit, drift, or level
4 :an instance of crosscutting (as in a movie)

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First Known Use of crosscut

1789


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