Main meanings of cross-step in English

: cross-step1cross-step2

cross-step1

noun

  • 1Especially in dancing, gymnastics, etc.: a step in which one foot is crossed over another; the action of taking such a step or steps.

  • 2Surfing
    A step or series of steps in which a surfer walking along a longboard crosses one foot over the other, typically to get to the nose; this technique.

Origin

Early 18th century. From cross- + step.

Pronunciation

cross-step

/ˈkrɒ(s)stɛp/

Main meanings of cross-step in English

: cross-step1cross-step2

cross-step2

verb

  • 1no object Especially in dancing, gymnastics, etc.: to make a step in which one foot crosses over another; to move forwards, backwards, or sideways using such a step or steps.

  • 2Surfing
    no object To walk on a longboard using the cross-step technique.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mind & Body. From cross- + step.

Pronunciation

cross-step

/ˈkrɒ(s)stɛp/