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3 definitions found
 for Crosscut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crosscut \Cross"cut`\ (-k[u^]t`), v. t.
     To cut across or through; to intersect.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crosscut \Cross"cut`\, n.
     1. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or
        across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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 crosswise.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crosscut
      n 1: a diagonal path
      2: a route shorter than the usual one [syn: shortcut,
         cutoff, crosscut]
      v 1: cut using a diagonal line [syn: crosscut, cut across]

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