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Definition of "crossover" []

  • A place at which or the means by which a crossing is made. (noun)
  • A short connecting track by which a train can be transferred from one line to another. (noun)
  • Genetics Crossing over. (noun)
  • Genetics A characteristic resulting from the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes during meiosis. (noun)
  • A registered member of one political party who votes in the primary of the other party. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crossover" in a sentence
  • "The Acura Web site never used the term crossover but instead said, "... blurs the line between modern luxury and flexible utility.""
  • "A lot of so-called Christian bands are really what I call crossover bands."
  • ""I think what's really funny is there are people who have already gone past it, and there are other various companies who don't want to use the term crossover -- they say 'SUV' or 'wagon.'"