Meaning of “crosswise” in the English Dictionary


"crosswise" in English

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crosswiseadverb, adjective

uk /ˈkrɒs.waɪz/ us /ˈkrɑːs.waɪz/

Examples from literature

  • Add the nuts broken in small pieces to two cups of celery cut in small pieces crosswise. 
  • Cut lengthwise and crosswise in small pieces. 
  • He lifted her bodily from her feet and held her crosswise, lying in his arms. 
  • Short-grained fish, such as salmon, etc., should be cut lengthwise, not crosswise. 
  • They are generally double and placed crosswise, and by means of clockwork revolve automatically. 

(Definition of “crosswise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)