crossover crossover  /ˈkrɔ ˌsoʊ vər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
  2. (n) a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
  3. (n) the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
  4. (n) a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

Usage(s):

  1. GM's new line includes a muscle car, a hybrid pickup, several crossover vehicles and the battery-powered Volt.
  2. His quick crossover dribble, with the help of a tiny shove, sent Utah Jazz defender Byron Russell to the floor.

News

  1. VW mum on prospects for Tennessee plant expansion

    Volkswagen calls its Chattanooga plant a global model for energy conservation and efficient production. But executives remain tightlipped about whether the facility is in line to produce a new crossover SUV for the German automaker.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. VW mum on prospects for Tenn. plant expansion

    Volkswagen calls its Chattanooga plant a global model for energy conservation and efficient production. But executives remain tightlipped about whether the facility is in line to produce a new crossover ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. INSIDE AUTO: Next-generation 2014 Acura MDX pushes its pluses even further

    Newberg, Ore. – Acura’s luxury seven-passenger crossover, the MDX has always somewhat set the standard of driving capability for this class. The new third-generation MDX is no different.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

Quotes

  1. "We like to have a free market where everybody can compete," France said. "You could make an argument that we have a lot more crossover than we ever have, and maybe we have to look at that. But the ideal way to do it is to get more talented...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Brian France Source: Forbes

  2. "Whatever their stereotype of country was before, they can't say that now because we have just so much crossover appeal," Lambert said.
    on Apr 18, 2010 By: Miranda Lambert Source: ABC News

  3. Kennedy said that, absent prohibitions like North Carolina's rule against crossing county lines, "states that wish to draw crossover districts are free to do so."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: International Herald Tribune

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