single cross


: a first-generation hybrid between two selected and usually inbred lines compare double cross sense 2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Besides seeking to be reinstated by the MRC, Nielsen, which was recently acquired by a private equity for $16 billion, has been active in providing clients with early results from their new single cross-platform measurement solution Nielsen ONE ONE 0.0%. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 In the 2021-22 school year, Cook became the first girl to ever win the two season-ending national championship races in a single cross country season. Dallas News, 25 Aug. 2022 JetBlue won’t disclose what percentage of its total annual emissions that equals, but a single cross-country flight on an Airbus 321 produces roughly 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Natasha Frost, Quartz, 15 Jan. 2020 Ronaldo led Portugal with three goals and two assists, while going one-on-one only 11 times and sending in a single cross in 625 minutes. Paul Carr,, 12 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of single cross was in 1940

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“Single cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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