- 1Cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis: they cross-cut the timber before its removalMore example sentences
- Then all you need to do is cross-cut the lengths.
- Her left knee buckled like a tree being cross-cut at its base.
- Use a jigsaw to crosscut the board adjacent to a joist.
- 2Alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a film: the opening sequence cross-cuts the reluctant confessions of a young wife with the hippy’s arrival [no object]: they were cross-cutting from one story to anotherMore example sentences
- He cross-cuts their story with the tale of ‘boarded-out’ orphans sent to the Western Isles.
- She chose to cross-cut the president's remarks with news commentary and parliamentary footage.
- The opening sequence features a blade being sharpened on stone, quickly cross-cutting to a chaotic chase in which a gang of desperadoes attempt to capture a rogue chicken.
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- 1A diagonal cut, especially one across the main grain or axis of wood or stone.More example sentences
- A professional-quality miter box or, preferably, a 10-inch power miter saw are required for the precision miters and crosscuts.
- For crosscuts up to 22 1/2 in., flip the square around and place its long blade against the saw shoe.
- 2An instance of alternating between two or more sequences when editing a film: movies today are all cross-cuts and violent effectsMore example sentences
- Incessant and intrusive editing, numerous jump- and cross-cuts and confounding time shifts, work to disorient the viewer.
- Intercut with images of a world of ice-covered trees along with numerous other rapid cross-cuts, the result is bizarre and disorienting in the extreme.
- This line is followed by a quick cross-cut to Bruno's hands.
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More definitions of cross-cutDefinition of cross-cut in:
- The US English dictionary