crossbeam
noun Date: 1594 a transverse beam

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  • Crossbeam — Cross beam ( b[=e]m ). n. 1. (Arch.) A girder. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crossbeam — [krôs′bēm΄] n. any transverse beam in a structure …   English World dictionary

  • crossbeam — noun A horizontal structural beam that runs perpendicular to the primary support beams. The workman hung a light from a crossbeam between the main joists …   Wiktionary

  • crossbeam — /kraws beem , kros /, n. a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist. [1585 95; CROSS + BEAM] * * * …   Universalium

  • crossbeam — n. horizontal supporting beam in a structure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crossbeam — cross•beam [[t]ˈkrɔsˌbim, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. bui a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • crossbeam — /ˈkrɒsbim/ (say krosbeem) noun transverse beam …   Australian English dictionary

  • crossbeam — noun a horizontal beam that extends across something • Syn: ↑trave, ↑traverse, ↑crosspiece • Hypernyms: ↑beam …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Dispute about Jesus' execution method — This article is about different views on the form of the gibbet used in the Crucifixion of Jesus. For supposed relics of a Cross, see True Cross. Part of a series on the Death and resurrection of Jesus Passion Last Supper Arr …   Wikipedia

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