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.

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To add even more hype for the upcoming season, UIW even has a big crosstown game against UTSA at the Alamodome on Aug. 31. Nick Talbot,, "Duran, UIW need to provide better answers," 14 Aug. 2019 The president of Congress Wealth Management ended up poaching three people who work there for Boston Private Wealth — his crosstown rival in Boston., "Bank’s top diversity executive launches an expansive to-do list," 13 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, crosstown rival Amazon, the leading cloud-services company by a country mile, is evaluating how to take its viewing platform Twitch, a top destination for people who watch other people play games, to even greater heights. By Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Cloud Gaming Is Big Tech’s New Street Fight," 19 July 2019 The Cubs and White Sox split their weekend series — and thus their season series — thanks to Sunday’s 3-1 Sox victory, and the crosstown rivals each head into the All-Star break with three players headed to Cleveland. Tim Bannon,, "Cubs-White Sox series winners and losers: Eloy Jimenez, David Kaplan, Cubs bullpen and more," 7 July 2019 He was said to be choosing between a return to Toronto, the Clippers and their crosstown rival Los Angeles Lakers. Max Burman, NBC News, "NBA star Kawhi Leonard signing with L.A. Clippers, reports say," 6 July 2019 Explore the crosstown rivalry with team artifacts, baseball cards, a trivia challenge and more — such as the fun photo-op with a giant baseball bat., "15 Things to do with the kids, July 1-7," 30 June 2019 Crime is up, and homelessness is an in-your-face reality for most crosstown trips. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "As BART fare evaders run rampant, critics on social media have plenty to say," 27 June 2019 That’s why this week’s games between the Dodgers and Angels is not referred to as a crosstown rivalry or an intercity rivalry. Arash Markazi,, "Los Angeles Angels? Disingenuous team name is as laughable as ever," 12 June 2019

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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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