Crosshead
Crosshead Cross"head` (-h?d), n. (Mach.) A beam or bar across the head or end of a rod, etc., or a block attached to it and carrying a knuckle pin; as the solid crosspiece running between parallel slides, which receives motion from the piston of a steam engine and imparts it to the connecting rod, which is hinged to the crosshead. [1913 Webster]

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  • crosshead — [krôs′hed΄] n. a sliding bar or block joining a connecting rod and a piston rod: converts reciprocating motion into rotary motion, as in the steam engine …   English World dictionary

  • crosshead — noun Date: 1827 1. a metal block to which one end of a piston rod is secured 2. a heading centered usually between portions of text …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosshead — /kraws hed , kros /, n. 1. Print. a title or heading filling a line or group of lines the full width of the column. 2. Mach. a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod… …   Universalium

  • crosshead — noun A metal beam that connects a piston to a connecting rod in an engine …   Wiktionary

  • crosshead — Смотри Траверса …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • crosshead — n. sliding metal beam which connects to a piston rod (Machinery); heading of a subsection centered between the body of text v. make the sign of the cross over …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crosshead — cross•head [[t]ˈkrɔsˌhɛd, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. mac a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod in a straight line • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • crosshead — /ˈkrɒshɛd/ (say kroshed) noun 1. Printing a title or heading filling a line or group of lines the full width of the column. 2. the sliding and bearing member of a diesel, steam, or gas engine, between the piston rod and the connecting rod. 3. the …   Australian English dictionary

  • crosshead — noun 1. a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text • Syn: ↑crossheading • Hypernyms: ↑heading, ↑header, ↑head 2. metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth • H …   Useful english dictionary

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