Definition of cross-subsidy in US English:

cross-subsidy

noun

  • A subsidy granted to a business or activity out of the profits of another business or activity.

    ‘privatization supporters claim cross-subsidies are wasteful’
    mass noun ‘cross-subsidy from commercial to residential consumers’

Pronunciation

cross-subsidy

/ˌkrôsˈsəbsədē//ˌkrɔsˈsəbsədi/