cross fall

cross fall

On the surface of the ground, the gradient across the width of a building.
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Hansen had a deflected cross fall to his feet at the penalty spot and curled in an easy finish.
A gripping and epic novel set in a world where black and white - Noughts and Crosses - should not be mixed, but love takes the leading role as a nought and cross fall for each other.
The two-metre wide deck slabs, which are manufactured with a nonslip finish, vary in thickness to create a drainage cross fall and incorporate a plinth at the back of the platform with cast in anchorages for the back of platform fencing.
A short corner saw Phil Preedy's cross fall for Wolsey whose stunning 20-yard volley nestled into the corner of the net.