1. Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely and irregularly, so as to interfere
with splitting or planing.
If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your stuff to plane it the contrary way.
2. Perverse; untractable; contrary.
She was none of your crossgrained, termagant, scolding jades.
(Cross"hatch`) v. t. To shade by means of crosshatching.
(Cross"hatch`ing), n. In drawing and line engraving, shading with lines that cross one
another at an angle.
(Cross"head`) n. (Mach.) A beam or bar across the head or end of a rod, etc., or a block
attached to it and carrying a knuckle pin; as the solid crosspiece running between parallel slides, which
receives motion from the piston of a steam engine and imparts it to the connecting rod, which is hinged
to the crosshead.
(Cross"ing), n. [See Cross, v. t. ]
1. The act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean.
2. The act of making the sign of the cross. Bp. Hall.
3. The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
4. Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
5. A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street.
6. Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
I do not bear these crossings.
(Cross"jack`) n. (Naut.) The lowest square sail, or the lower yard of the mizzenmast.
(CRoss"legged`) a. Having the legs crossed.
(Cross"let) n. [Dim. of cross.]
1. A small cross. Spenser.
2. [Cf. OF. croisel crucible, and E. Cresset.] A crucible. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Cross"let), a. (Her.) Crossed again; said of a cross the arms of which are crossed. SeeCross-
(Cross"ly), adv. Athwart; adversely; unfortunately; peevishly; fretfully; with ill humor.
(Cross"ness), n. The quality or state of being cross; peevishness; fretfulness; ill humor.
(Cros*sop`ter*yg"i*an) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Crossopterygii. n. One of
(||Cros*sop`te*ryg"i*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. tassels, a fringe + dim. of wing, fin.] (Zoöl.) An
order of ganoid fishes including among living species the bichir See Brachioganoidei.