[verb kraws-chek, kros-; noun kraws-chek, -chek, kros-] /verb ˈkrɔsˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs-; noun ˈkrɔsˌtʃɛk, -ˈtʃɛk, ˈkrɒs-/
verb (used with object)
to determine the accuracy of (something) by checking it with various sources.
Ice Hockey. to execute a cross-check on (an opponent).
the act of cross-checking.
a means of cross-checking:
I examined contemporary newspaper reports as a cross-check on his account.
Ice Hockey. an obstructing or impeding of the movement or progress of an opponent by placing the stick, with both hands, across the opponent’s body or face.
Compare 1 (def 37).
to verify (a fact, report, etc) by considering conflicting opinions or consulting other sources
(in ice hockey) to check illegally, as by chopping at an opponent’s arms or stick
the act or an instance of crosschecking
noun 1. the part of a lathe or planing machine on which the tool post is mounted and across which it slides at right angles to the bed of the lathe
- Cross software
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 […]