Etymology
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recross (v.)

also re-cross, "pass over again," late 15c., from re- "back, again" + cross (v.). Related: Recrossed; recrossing.

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crosswalk (n.)

also cross-walk, 1744 a type of garden path that crosses others; 1853 as "pedestrian crossing," from cross- + walk (n.).

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kreutzer (n.)
small coin of Germany and Austria, 1540s, so called because formerly marked with a cross, from German Kreuz (see cross (n.)).
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cruciform (adj.)

"cross-shaped," 1660s, from Modern Latin cruciformis, from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see crux) + forma "form, shape" (see form (n.)).

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crossbar (n.)

also cross-bar, "a transverse bar, bar laid or fixed transversely on another or others," mid-15c., from cross- + bar (n.1).

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crossbones (n.)

also cross-bones, "figure of two thigh-bones laid across each other in the form of an X," 1798, from cross- + bone (n.).

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questionnaire (n.)

"list of questions by which information is sought from a select group," 1901, from French questionnaire "list of formal questions," from questionner "to question," (see question (v.)). Purists long resisted it, preferring the native formation questionary (mid-15c. as "a scholastic questioner"); see -ary.

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crossroad (n.)

also cross-road, 1680s, "road that crosses from one main road to another;" 1719 as "one of two or more roads that cross each other," from cross- + road. Meaning "place where two roads cross each other" is by 1808. Figurative sense "a turning point, a moment of decision" is from 1733.

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cruciferous (adj.)

"bearing a cross," 1650s, from Late Latin crucifer "cross-bearing," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see crux). Originally in literal senses; botanical use (in reference to a symmetrical arrangement of four petals) is from 1851.

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cruise (v.)

"sail to and fro or from place to place," 1650s, from Dutch kruisen "to cross, sail to and fro," from kruis "cross," from Latin crux. Compare the sense evolution in cognate cross (v.). Related: Cruised; cruising.

As a noun from 1706, "a voyage taken in courses;" by 1906 as "voyage taken by tourists on a ship."

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