Definition of crossways in English:

crossways

adverb

  • another term for crosswise
    • ‘With the cedar logs running crossways over the streams, fish could still get through.’
    • ‘The ute skidded to a halt, crossways over the road.’
    • ‘She woke up laying crossways across her bed, in her dress from the night before.’
    • ‘Now, he had added a wicked looking knife, tied crossways on the front of his belt.’
    • ‘The truck finally came to a complete stop crossways on the road blocking traffic from both directions.’
    • ‘Personally I go there for the cinnamon toast - cut into thin soldiers piled crossways.’
    • ‘One was crossways on the centre of the road and had extensive damage to the driver's side.’
    • ‘The girls in my room made the sleeping space bigger by sliding the tiny beds together, and then slept on them crossways.’
    • ‘The wind was one in anyone's favour in the match on the night as it blew crossways.’
    • ‘She brought her staff up in both of her hands and held it crossways.’
    • ‘Behind them he raised his staff crossways, and all the incoming arrows seemed to shatter in mid air, but a few fell through, and one village fell, transfixed by the shaft through his heart.’
    • ‘I just had time to lay crossways to it and kick it when all I saw was a brown cloud.’
    • ‘His very clothing and weaponry seemed determined to hamper him, fabric catching on a nail here, a splinter of wood there, his sword jamming crossways against two beams behind him and pinning him until Michael set him free.’
    • ‘This is faster than slicing the cucumber and bread crossways and assembling each sandwich separately.’
    • ‘This was closed with a stopper composed of several layers of cork with the grain running crossways to reduce porosity.’
    • ‘The post front sight slides into a dovetail cut from the front of the slide, rather than crossways, and is secured by a roll pin.’
    • ‘Suddenly, one of her flankers raised her greatfork above her cowl, held crossways like a horizontal bar.’
    • ‘I was running a little more parallel to the bank, because the soft current was pushing against me, and I couldn't keep the boat altogether crossways.’
    • ‘The knife was sticking out next to me, as he was lying crossways on me.’
    transversely, sideways, athwart, on the cross
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Pronunciation

crossways

/ˈkrɒsweɪz/