a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues or definitions are supplied and fitted into correspondingly numbered sets of squares, one letter per square, the words being arranged horizontally or vertically so that most letters form part of two words.
a puzzle in which the solver deduces words suggested by numbered clues and writes them into corresponding boxes in a grid to form a vertical and horizontal pattern Sometimes shortened to crossword
January 1914, from cross (adj.) + word + puzzle. The first one ran in the “New York World” newspaper Dec. 21, 1913, but was called word-cross.
[kraw-stee-nee, kro-] /krɔˈsti ni, krɒ-/ plural noun, singular crostino [kraw-stee-noh, kro-] /krɔˈsti noʊ, krɒ-/ (Show IPA) 1. canapés made of thin pieces of toast. 2. croutons used as a garnish. /krɒˈstiːniː/ plural noun 1. pieces of toasted bread served with a savoury topping noun small thin slices of toasted bread brushed with olive oil, also […]
/ˈkrɒtəl/ noun 1. (Scot) any of various lichens used in dyeing wool, esp for the manufacture of tweeds
[kroht-l-in] /ˈkroʊt l ɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a protein in the venom of pit vipers, used as an antigen in the preparation of snake antivenins.
[kroch] /krɒtʃ/ noun 1. a forking or place of forking, as of the human body between the legs. 2. the part of a pair of trousers, panties, or the like, formed by the joining of the two legs. 3. a piece of material serving to form a juncture between the legs of trousers, panties, etc. […]