crossing: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krô'sing, kros'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that crosses.
  2. a place where lines, streets, tracks, etc., cross each other.
  3. a place at which a road, railroad track, river, etc., may be crossed.
  4. hybridization; crossbreeding.
  5. the act of opposing or thwarting; frustration; contradiction.
  6. the intersection of nave and transept in a cruciform church.
  7. a track structure composed of four connected frogs, permitting two tracks to cross each other at grade with sufficient clearance for wheel flanges.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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