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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: christcross 'sign of Christ's cross' (15-19 centuries)

crisscross

2 noun
     
crisscross2 , criss-cross [countable]
a pattern made up of a lot of straight lines that cross each other [↪ zigzag]:
Inside the box was a crisscross of wires.
crisscross adjective:
a crisscross pattern of streets

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