Software developed on one kind of computer for use on another (usually because the other computer does not have itself adequate facilities for software development).
- Cross someone
verb Related Terms nail someone to the cross [both senses fr the distinction between ”straight, square,” and cross; cross meant ”illegal practices” by 1812]
- Cross someone’s palm
[pahm] /pɑm/ noun 1. the part of the inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers. 2. the corresponding part of the forefoot of an animal. 3. the part of a glove covering this part of the hand. 4. Also called sailmaker’s palm. a stiff rawhide or […]
- Cross someone up
verb phrase To confuse or deceive someone: He had to cross the blockers up (1940s+)
[kraws-staf, -stahf, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌstæf, -ˌstɑf, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, plural cross-staffs, cross-staves. Astronomy. 1. an instrument for measuring the angle of elevation of heavenly bodies, consisting of a calibrated staff with another shorter staff perpendicular to and sliding on it.