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cross- +‎ cut



crosscut (plural crosscuts)

  1. A crosswise cut.
  2. A shortcut.
  3. An instance of filmic crosscutting.
  4. A crosscut saw.
  5. (mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.



crosscut (third-person singular simple present crosscuts, present participle crosscutting, simple past and past participle crosscut)

  1. To cut across something.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      Matter of doubt and dread suspitious, / That doth with curelesse care consume the hart, / Corrupts the stomacke with gall vitious, / Croscuts the liuer with internall smart, / And doth transfixe the soule with deathes eternall dart.
  2. (film) To cut repeatedly between two concurrent scenes.