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noun [countable]     cross pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a shape with one long upright line and one shorter line across it, used as a symbol of Christianity
    1. b.

      the Cross

      the structure on which Jesus Christ died according to the Bible

      a painting of Jesus on the Cross

    See also crucifixion
  2. 2
    a plant that is the result of mixing two different types to produce a new genetic type
    cross between:

    The clementine is a cross between a tangerine and a Seville orange.

    1. a.
      an animal that is a mixture of two different breeds
      cross between:

      My dog is a cross between a collie and a poodle.

    2. b.
      something that contains the qualities of two different groups or types
      cross between:

      Most of their music is a cross between jazz and rock.

  3. 3
    in sports such as soccer and hockey, the action of kicking or hitting the ball from one side of the field to someone in the middle or on the other side
  4. 4
    in boxing, a way of hitting your opponent from the side as they try to hit you

    a right cross

  5. 5
    British the symbol X
    1. a.
      used for showing your choice on a written list of choices

      Put a cross next to the name of the person you are voting for.

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