- a transverse cut or course.
- a shortcut by way of an area not ordinarily traversed, as grass or open country; a route that cuts diagonally across a road or path network.
- Mining. an underground passageway, usually from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
- Movies, Television. an act or instance of crosscutting.
- a crosscut saw.
verb (used with object), cross·cut, cross·cut·ting.
- to cut or go across.
- Movies, Television. to insert into a scene or sequence (portions of another scene), as to heighten suspense or suggest simultaneous action.
verb (used without object), cross·cut, cross·cut·ting.
- Movies, Television. to employ the technique of crosscutting.
- cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
- a transverse cut or course
- a less common word for short cut
- mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
verb -cuts, -cutting or -cut
- to cut across
- Also: intercut films to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time