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Meaning of CROSSCUT

Pronunciation:  'kros`kut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a route shorter than the usual one
  2. [n]  a diagonal path
  3. [adj]  cut or used for cutting crosswise or across the grain; "a crosscut slice of beef"; "a crosscut saw"
  4. [v]  cut using a crosscut
 

CROSSCUT is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cut, cut across, cutoff, shortcut
 
 See Also: cut, itinerary, path, road, route, route

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cross"cut`\ (-k[u^]t`), v. t.
    To cut across or through; to intersect.
    
    
  2. \Cross"cut`\, n.
    1. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
    
    2. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or
       across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
    
    {Crosscut saw}.
       (a) A saw, the teeth of which are so set as to adapt it
           for sawing wood crosswise of the grain rather than
           lengthwise.
       (b) A saw managed by two men, one at each end, for cutting
           large logs crosswise.
    
    
 

 

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