cross·​cut·​ting | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌkə-tiŋ How to pronounce crosscutting (audio) \

Definition of crosscutting

: a technique especially in filmmaking of interweaving bits of two or more separate scenes

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Many of the branches are at about perfect height for crosscutting, so turn these into firewood-size pieces working from the tip to the trunk. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 On the surface, that does sound more straightforward than season 1’s secret crosscutting between decades. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Question Club: What do we want from Westworld season 3?," 2 July 2018 Disaster flick crosscutting reveals that — what are the odds? — a wolf up in Wyoming and a gator down in the Everglades have been similarly mutated, in keeping with the game’s setup. Tom Russo,, "A brand of Rock to soothe the savage beast," 11 Apr. 2018 Seas this year are quite warm, and the crosscutting winds that can tear hurricanes apart have been light. Chris Mooney,, "Harvey, Irma and more: The science behind the sudden end to the U.S. hurricane 'drought'," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of crosscutting

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crosscutting was in 1930

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