Definition of cross-slide in English:



  • A sliding part on a lathe or planing machine which is supported by the saddle and carries the tool in a direction at right angles to the bed of the machine.

    • ‘The V configuration is necessary to provide the circular motion imparted by the cross-slides to the crank pin.’
    • ‘The compound bolts into the disk in the cross-slide which enables the compound to be rotated.’