Crossbar shot
Crossbar Cross"bar` (-b[aum]r`), n. A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down. --Russell. [1913 Webster]

{Crossbar shot}, a projectile which folds into a sphere for loading, but on leaving the gun expands to a cross with a quarter ball at the end of each arm; -- used in naval actions for cutting the enemy's rigging. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crossbar — Cross bar ( b[aum]r ), n. A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down. Russell. [1913 Webster] {Crossbar shot}, a projectile which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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