single cross


Definition of single cross

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

Examples of single cross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "To fulfill their carbon neutral promises, airlines must be prepared to bear the costs," 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,, "Inside the Numbers of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup Past," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of single cross

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Single cross.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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