Definition of cross-step in US English:



  • 1Especially in dancing, gymnastics, etc.: a step in which one foot is crossed over another; the action of taking such a step or steps.

  • 2Surfing. A step or series of steps in which a surfer walking along a longboard crosses one foot over the other, typically to get to the nose; this technique.


  • 1no object Especially in dancing, gymnastics, etc.: to make a step in which one foot crosses over another; to move forwards, backwards, or sideways using such a step or steps.

  • 2no object Surfing. To walk on a longboard using the cross-step technique.


Early 18th century. From cross- + step<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Mind & Body. From cross- + step.