- cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis；alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a movie
- a diagonal cut, especially one across the main grain or axis of wood or stone.；short for crosscut saw
verb: cross-cut, 3rd person present: cross-cuts, gerund or present participle: cross-cutting, past tense: cross-cut, past participle: cross-cut
noun: cross-cut, plural noun: cross-cuts
- 1. cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis they crosscut the timber before its removal
- 2. alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a movie the opening sequence crosscuts the reluctant confessions of a young wife with the hippy's arrival they were crosscutting from one story to another
- 1. a diagonal cut, especially one across the main grain or axis of wood or stone.
- ▪ short for crosscut saw
- ▪ a cutting made across the course of a vein or the general direction of the workings.
- 2. an instance of alternating between two or more sequences when editing a movie movies today are all crosscuts and violent effects
- a saw with a handle at each end, used by two people for cutting across the grain of timber.
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