cross·​ways ˈkrȯs-ˌwāz How to pronounce crossways (audio)

Examples of crossways in a Sentence

the van had been deliberately parked crossways so as to take up both parking spaces

Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crossways was in 1564

Dictionary Entries Near crossways

Cite this Entry

“Crossways.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


cross·​ways -ˌswāz How to pronounce crossways (audio)
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