Definition of cross-grain in English:

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cross-grain

Pronunciation: /ˈkrôsˌɡrān/

adjective

Running across the regular grain in timber: cross-grain swelling
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  • How about a rabbet with a rabbeted cleat pinned underneath with dowels (in elongated holes, to allow seasonal cross-grain dimension change)?
  • To prevent cross-grain cracking, follow the paint manufacturer's recommendations for spreading rates.
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