cross-examiner cross-examiner


  • (n) someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)


  1. The more satisfied he seemed with his role as apologist for Russia and cross-examiner of Iran, the more pronounced became his facial tic.
  2. Chairman Nye, as usual, proved a heavy-handed cross-examiner and got little information without aid from the Committee's investigator, Stephen Raushenbush.
  3. Young Baker quickly earned a reputation as a shrewd cross-examiner in courtroom exchanges.


  • "A skillful cross-examiner could make life very difficult for [Mancao] to explain his side," said Enrile.
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Juan Ponce Enrile Source:

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