Crosscut saw. (a) A saw, the teeth of which are so set as to adapt it for sawing wood crosswise of the grain rather than lengthwise. (b) A saw managed by two men, one at each end, for cutting large logs crosswise.
A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road. [1913 Webster]
A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another. [1913 Webster]