crossgrained definition

  • adjective:
    • alternate type of cross-grained.
    • getting the grain or fibers operate diagonally, or more or less transversely and irregularly, so as to hinder splitting or planing.
    • Perverse; untractable; contrary; hard to handle.
    • of timber; having fibers running irregularly in the place of in parallel
    • tough to handle
  • others:
    • Having an irregular gnarled whole grain or fiber, as timber.
    • For this reason Perverse; untractable; crabbed; refractory.

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