Definition of cross-grain in English:

cross-grain

adjective

  • Running across the regular grain in timber.

    ‘cross-grain swelling’
    • ‘How about a rabbet with a rabbeted cleat pinned underneath with dowels (in elongated holes, to allow seasonal cross-grain dimension change)?’
    • ‘To prevent cross-grain cracking, follow the paint manufacturer's recommendations for spreading rates.’

Pronunciation:

cross-grain

/ˈkrôsˌɡrān/