crosscut


crosscut
crosscutter, n.
/kraws"kut', kros"-/, adj., n., v., crosscut, crosscutting.
adj.
1. made or used for cutting crosswise.
2. cut across the grain or on the bias.
n.
3. a transverse cut or course.
4. a shortcut by way of an area not ordinarily traversed, as grass or open country; a route that cuts diagonally across a road or path network.
5. Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6. Motion Pictures, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
7. a crosscut saw.
v.t.
8. to cut or go across.
9. Motion Pictures, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
v.i.
10. Motion Pictures, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
[1580-90; CROSS- + CUT]

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