- That travels across a channel of water; relating to somewhere on the opposite side of the channel
- (UK) Relating to the English Channel; to, from, or on the Continent; involving both Britain and the Continent, especially France
- 1834 (April 23) Thomas Spring Rice, House of Commons, v22 c1208
- the complete freedom given to general commercial intercourse, by which the cross-channel trade was made, by 6th Geo. 4th c. 107, a coasting-trade; and the intercourse with Ireland was left as unrestricted as that between London and Newcastle.
- 1940 (June), Norman Somerville, The Rotarian, "Rotary in a Confused World", p.7
- Arriving in Dublin from the Cross Channel steamer
- 2005 (November 29) Tom Kitt, Dáil Éireann, v611 c8
- The Central Statistics Office publishes annual figures on the estimated total earnings from all visits to Ireland. These figures include a breakdown into the following categories for overseas travel routes: air cross-channel, sea cross-channel, continental and transatlantic.
- 2008 (January 23) Tommy Marren, Western People "All-Ireland League could be soccer’s saviour"
- Our fascination for cross-channel soccer never ceases to amaze me. We head to places like Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and even Elland Road week in week out in our droves to support teams that have little or no Irish involvement yet we find little or no attraction in attending matches in the eircom League that are virtually on our doorstep.
cross- + channel
- Alternative spelling of cross-channel.
(plural cross channels)
- A minor channel connecting two larger channels running parallel to each other
- A cross- current