[kraws-staf, -stahf, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌstæf, -ˌstɑf, ˈkrɒs-/
noun, plural cross-staffs, cross-staves. Astronomy.
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.
[kraws-ster-uh l or, esp. British, -ahyl, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈstɛr əl or, esp. British, -aɪl, ˈkrɒs-/ adjective 1. incapable of reproducing due to hybridization.
[kraws-stich, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌstɪtʃ, ˈkrɒs-/ noun 1. a stitch in which pairs of diagonal stitches of the same length cross each other in the middle to form an X . 2. embroidery or needlepoint done with this stitch. verb (used with or without object) 3. to work in cross-stitch. noun 1. an embroidery stitch made by […]
cross-stratification An arrangement of sediment strata deposited at an angle to the main stratification. The most common type of cross-stratification is produced by the migration of sand dunes or ripples. ◇ Cross-stratification in which the individual strata are greater than 1 cm (0.39 inch) in thickness is called cross-bedding. ◇ Cross-stratification in which the individual […]
noun 1. a street crossing another street. 2. a short street connecting main streets.