1cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis:they cross-cut the timber before its removal
2alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a film:the opening sequence cross-cuts the reluctant confessions of a young wife with the hippy’s arrival [no object]:they were cross-cutting from one story to another
1a diagonal cut, especially one across the main grain or axis of wood or stone.
2an instance of alternating between two or more sequences when editing a film:movies today are all cross-cuts and violent effects
(of a file) having two sets of grooves crossing each other diagonally.
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Definition of cross-cut in the US English dictionary