cross·​town | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈtau̇n \

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.

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Mapping his potential commute illustrates the absence of a direct, safe and simple crosstown bike route in Los Angeles. Mark Potts,, "LeBron James likes to bike to work. We tested his route — and it’s dangerous," 9 July 2018 In 2013, Southern Cal officials were poised to promote Orgeron from interim to permanent coach, even discussing with him a $13 million contract, Kelly says, one day before a 35–14 loss at home to crosstown adversary UCLA. Ross Dellenger,, "The Never-Before-Told Story of Kelly Orgeron, Colorful Wife of LSU's Colorful Head Coach," 2 July 2018 Ford also has to contend with its crosstown neighbor General Motors that maintains its world headquarters in downtown Detroit. Tamara Warren, The Verge, "Inside Detroit’s crumbling train station that Ford plans to transform into a mobility lab," 20 June 2018 Tomball Memorial beat Tomball 5-4 in eight innings Friday night at Memorial, evening the Region III-5A quarterfinal playoff – and hopefully the entire Tomball community is relishing the crosstown showdown. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball Memorial earns walkoff win over Tomball in Game 2," 18 May 2018 The Mets suffer tremendously in comparison with their crosstown rivals, who in the span of a few years have promoted Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres. Jack Dickey,, "The New York Mets Could Try to Rebuild, But Why Would We Trust Them to Do That?," 11 June 2018 Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert and actor Patrick Wilson on Friday belted out the National Anthem prior to the New York Mets game against crosstown rivals, the Yankees. Fox News, "Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson belt out National Anthem at Mets game," 11 June 2018 Heat wave Last weekend, in the first inning of the first game of the crosstown series against the White Sox, Contreras sized up a Carson Fulmer fastball and blasted it into the left-center field basket at Wrigley Field. Dan Wiederer,, "As Cubs look for first-half surge, can Willson Contreras find his hot streak?," 18 May 2018 The company’s stock price has quadrupled since then and its healthy 6% profit margin is higher than crosstown rival Ford Motor Co.’s 5.2% margin and approaching General Motors Co.’s 7.2%. Chester Dawson, WSJ, "Fiat Chrysler Expected to Tell Investors What Its Future Looks Like Without CEO Marchionne," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of crosstown

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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