crosswise meaning

Pronunciation:   "crosswise" in a sentence
Adjective: crosswise  'krós`wIz
  1. Lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction
    "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension" 
  2. In the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
Adverb: crosswise  'krós`wIz
  1. Not in the intended manner
    "things are going crosswise" 
  2. Transversely
    - across, crossways

See also: cross, cross-section, cross-sectional, horizontal, thwartwise, transversal, transverse

Antonym: lengthwise

Encyclopedia: Crosswise


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  5. c . to the underwear, the crease should be flatted along the knit lines crosswise

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