crosscuts


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.
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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.
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   2. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or
      across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
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   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.
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