(Cross"bred`) a. (Stock Breeding) Produced by mixing distinct breeds; mongrel.
1. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining
the qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.
2. Anything partaking of the natures of two different things; a hybrid.
(Cross"-bun`) n. A bun or cake marked with a cross, and intended to be eaten on Good
(Cross`-cross"let) n. (Her.) A cross having the three upper ends crossed, so as to from
three small crosses.
(Cross"cut`) v. t. To cut across or through; to intersect.
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
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
(Cross"-days`) n. pl. (Eccl.) The three days preceding the Feast of the Ascension.
(Cros*sette") n. [F., dim. of crosse. See Crosier.] (Arch.) (a) A return in one of the corners
of the architrave of a door or window; called also ancon, ear, elbow. (b) The shoulder of a joggled
(Cross"-ex*am`i*na"tion) n. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by
the party against whom he has been called and examined. See Examination.
(Cross"-ex*am"ine) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cross-examined (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cross-
examining.] (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the
opposite party. "The opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses." Kent.
(Cross"-ex*am"in*er) n. One who cross-examines or conducts a crosse- examination.
(Cross"-eye`) n. See Strabismus.
(Cross"-eyed`) a. Affected with strabismus; squint-eyed; squinting.
(Cross"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A starfish.
(Cross"flow`) v. i. To flow across, or in a contrary direction. "His crossflowing course." Milton.
(Cross"-gar`net) n. A hinge having one strap perpendicular and the other strap horizontal
giving it the form of an Egyptian or T cross.