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Crosscut   Listen

A diagonal path.
A route shorter than the usual one.  Synonyms: cutoff, shortcut.

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"Crosscut" Quotes from Famous Books

... must have some hard jobs. I have just measured a poplar plank in front of a coffin manufactory, which I found to be 5 ft. 3 in. at the butt, 3 ft. 10 in. at the top, 8 feet long, and about 8 inches thick. For a crosscut saw they rig one like our wood-saw. I am sure it would deeply interest you to make a visit to Pekin and see how this ancient, patient, and industrious people do their work. It is truly painful to see how much time they spend in making the simplest tool for want of at least a few labor-saving appliances. ...
— Scientific American, Vol.22, No. 1, January 1, 1870 • Various

Words linked to "Crosscut" :   road, route, itinerary, cut, cutoff, path, shortcut, cut across

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