cross·​town | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈtau̇n How to pronounce crosstown (audio) \

Definition of crosstown

1 : situated at opposite points of a town crosstown schools
2 : extending or running across a town a crosstown street a crosstown bus

Examples of crosstown in a Sentence

The two schools were crosstown rivals in baseball. We rode a crosstown bus.
Recent Examples on the Web Houston was supposed to open against crosstown rival Rice on Sept. 2, but that game was scrapped in August. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Tulane vs. Houston football: How to watch free live streams, TV options, live score updates, odds (10/8/20)," 8 Oct. 2020 Houston was supposed to open against crosstown rival Rice on Sept. 2, but that game was scrapped in August. Mark Heim |, al, "Houston-Tulane live stream (10/8): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 8 Oct. 2020 This time last year, Everton had earned seven points from eight games and was staggering through the waking nightmare of an unstoppable season by its crosstown rival, Liverpool. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Week English Soccer Lost the Plot," 7 Oct. 2020 Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central crown Saturday night even while losing to the crosstown White Sox. Mike Fitzpatrick, Star Tribune, "On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play," 27 Sep. 2020 The automaker has been adrift since Mulally retired in 2014 after guiding it through the Great Recession without resorting to the bankruptcies and bailouts that befell its crosstown rivals, GM and Chrysler. Keith Naughton,, "Jim Farley Is Asking Everyone He Meets How to Fix Ford," 29 Sep. 2020 Minnesota maintained its one-game lead in the AL Central over the Chicago White Sox, who beat the crosstown Cubs 9-5. Mike Cook, Star Tribune, "Twins beat Reds 7-3, clinch home field in 1st round," 26 Sep. 2020 The White Sox – after beating the Minnesota Twins in three of four games last week and clinching a playoff berth – had folks in Chicago dreaming of a crosstown World Series, only played in Arlington, Texas. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "'Don't want anybody panicking': White Sox, Yankees among MLB teams limping towards postseason," 24 Sep. 2020 The Hurricanes also have lost their last two against C-USA opponents, Louisiana Tech in last season’s Independence Bowl and that dreaded upset at the hands of crosstown foe FIU at Marlins Park last November. David Furones,, "Game time: Fast facts, keys to Miami Hurricanes opener vs. UAB," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of crosstown

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Oct 2020

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“Crosstown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crosstown

: located on different sides of a town or city
: going across a town or city

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