- across open country through woods and fields, etc.: cross-country skiing
- across a country: a cross-country flight
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Abbr. XC or X-Cadjective
- Moving or directed across open country rather than following tracks, roads, or runs: a cross-country race.
- From one side of a country to the opposite side: a cross-country flight.
- crossˈ-counˈtry adverb