Crosspiece
Crosspiece Cross"piece` (kr?s"p?s`; 115), n. 1. A piece of any structure which is fitted or framed crosswise. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crosspiece — [krôs′pēs΄] n. a piece lying across another …   English World dictionary

  • crosspiece — noun Date: 1706 a horizontal member (as of a structure) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosspiece — /kraws pees , kros /, n. a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece. [1600 10; CROSS + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • crosspiece — noun A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something …   Wiktionary

  • crosspiece — cross|piece [ˈkrɔspi:s US ˈkro:s ] n something that lies across another thing, especially in a building, on a railway track etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crosspiece — n. piece placed across something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crosspiece — noun a beam or bar fixed or placed across something else …   English new terms dictionary

  • crosspiece — noun (C) something that lies across another thing, especially in a building, railway track etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crosspiece — cross•piece [[t]ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • crosspiece — /ˈkrɒspis/ (say krospees) noun a piece of any material placed across something; a transverse piece …   Australian English dictionary

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