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 Carly Schofield, Plymouth North — Leading the Patriot League in scoring (21 goals), the senior connected for five tallies in an 8-1 win over crosstown rival Plymouth South on Monday., 6 Oct. 2021 Espinosa continued to make a huge difference Tuesday night, scoring in the second half as host Lincoln-Way Central rallied for a 3-1 SouthWest Suburban Red win over crosstown rival Lincoln-Way West. Steve Millar,, 6 Oct. 2021 Ford's crosstown rival, Chevrolet, has been wrestling with a more serious and more widespread issue with its Bolt EV hatchback and Bolt EUV SUV, which has resulted in a stop-sale order and a more onerous repair. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 27 Sep. 2021 With a 24-14 victory Friday night at Jackrabbit Stadium, Mountain View (4-0) extended its winning streak to 27 years over its crosstown rival Mesa (1-3). The Arizona Republic, 24 Sep. 2021 By the numbers: 13, the Jets’ regular-season win streak in games played at Madison City Schools Stadium, including two wins as the visiting team against crosstown rival Bob Jones. Reports, al, 24 Sep. 2021 Boca Raton recovered well from its loss to Palm Beach Central, beating crosstown rival West Boca Raton 63-0 last week. Adam Lichtenstein,, 22 Sep. 2021 The White Sox improved to 4-0 against the crosstown Cubs, winning the season series for the first time since 2014. Jay Cohen, ajc, 28 Aug. 2021 Eloy Jiménez drove in five runs with two homers and a double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs 9-3 on Sunday night for their first sweep of a three-game series at Wrigley Field since May 2012. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of crosstown

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crosstown was in 1886

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15 Oct 2021

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“Crosstown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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