criss-cross

n., adj., adv., & v.
—n.
1 a pattern of crossing lines.
2 the crossing of lines or currents etc.
—adj. crossing; in cross lines (criss-cross marking).
—adv. crosswise; at cross purposes.
—v.
1 intr. a intersect repeatedly. b move crosswise.
2 tr. mark or make with a criss-cross pattern.
Etymology: 15th c., f. Christ's cross: later treated as redupl. of CROSS

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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