from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horizontal bar, line, or stripe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The top of the goal structure.
  • n. The top tube of a bicycle frame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A transverse bar; a bar laid or fixed across another; in an anchor, a round bar of iron, straight or bent at one or both ends, inserted in the shank.
  • n. A small bar in the mechanism of a break-joint breech-loading firearm, which presses out the extractor when the barrels are falling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • n. long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
  • n. game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over


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  • Ahn hooked a shot across goal in the 36th minute, had a free kick ricochet off the Italian defensive wall in the 44th and spiraled a left-foot shot over the crossbar from a free kick in the 58th minute. - Hosts shock perennial powers

  • Jason Wiemer hit the crossbar from the right side midway through before Roy kicked aside Cory Stillman's shot during a power play minutes later.

    National Hockey League - Flames vs. Avalanche

  • a feed from Naslund under the crossbar from the doorstep for his third two-goal game of the season and the fifth of his career.

    NHL - National Hockey League - N.Y. Islanders vs. Vancouver

  • a wrist shot just under the crossbar from the right circle for his second goal of the season with 7 1/2 minutes left.

    National Hockey League - Canadiens vs. Sabres

  • There are goalposts at each end, much like in rugby, except that the area under the crossbar is an eight-foot high, soccer-style goal, complete with a goalkeeper.

    An Irish Game on Bronx Soil

  • Under the crossbar was a sliding stock for the right hand, shaped like the butt of a pistol and fitted with a trigger.

    Space Prison

  • Mounted slightly above and to one side of the crossbar was a magazine containing ten short arrows.

    Space Prison

  • ZERO resolution because of the crossbar is a JOKE.

    Kuklas Korner

  • The architecture of HP's memristor circuit is a hash of perpendicular wires known as a crossbar array, in which the memristors are sandwiched between the crossing points.

    IEEE Spectrum


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