MEANING: verb tr.: To cut across.
noun: 1. A narrow section through a natural feature.
2. A path along which measurements or observations are made.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin trans- (across) + secare (to cut). Earliest documented use: for verb 1634, for noun 1905.

TRANSECTS - arthropods who change their gender

TRAINSECT - we worship railroad locomotive and cars and tracks

TRANSPECT - to look across