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cross reference a reference from one part of a book, index, or file to another part containing additional or related information.
cross-reference to supply with cross references.
crossroad the place where two roads intersect; crossing. [2 definitions]
crossruff a sequence of plays in a card game such as bridge in which each of a pair of partners leads a suit that the other partner trumps. [2 definitions]
cross section a planar view exposed by cutting through an object, usu. at right angles to its longitudinal axis. [3 definitions]
cross-stitch in sewing and embroidery, two stitches that cross to form an X. [3 definitions]
cross swords to meet in physical combat; fight. [2 definitions]
cross talk interference, as on a telephone, radio, or other electronic receiver, by other sound or radio signals from another channel. [2 definitions]
crosstie a transverse timber or rod used to support a longitudinal beam or rail. [2 definitions]
crosstown running or extending across the longitudinal axis, and main thoroughfares, of a city. [2 definitions]
crosstree either of a pair of horizontal bars attached to a ship's masthead in order to spread the shrouds.
crosswalk a lane or path, usu. near the corner of a street, that is marked off as a pedestrian crossing.
crossway the place where two roads or paths intersect; crossroad.
crosswind a wind blowing at an angle across the path of an airplane, ship, or the like.
crosswise so as to cross or lie transversely across. [2 definitions]
crossword a puzzle in which the player must guess words from numbered clues and enter them in the correspondingly numbered series of vertical or horizontal squares; crossword puzzle.
crossword puzzle a puzzle in which the player must guess words from numbered clues and enter them in the correspondingly numbered series of vertical or horizontal squares.
crotch the place where two linear parts, such as human legs, come together.
crotchet a whim, eccentricity, or odd idea. [2 definitions]
crotchety given to peculiar whims and notions; capriciously stubborn; cantankerous.
croton any of various large, tropical plants, shrubs, or trees, often used medicinally. [2 definitions]