Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A transverse or horizontal piece, as of a structure or implement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In general, a piece of material of any kind placed or fastened across anything else.
  • noun Nautical:
  • noun In anatomy, the great white transverse commissure of the brain; the corpus callosum, or trabs cerebri. See corpus.
  • noun A small cross-guard of a sword or dagger, hardly large enough to protect the hand, as in most Roman swords.
  • noun Same as crosspatch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A piece of any structure which is fitted or framed crosswise.
  • noun (Naut.) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something.
  • noun nautical A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts.

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

  • noun a transverse brace
  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nowadays, the wheel is often made from a cast cement disc, or from a truck tire, mounted on a wooden crosspiece which is attached to the bearing.

    4. Plastic clay forming

  • Smiling, Logan flipped the practice sword over in his hand, catching the narrow end and swinging the crosspiece as if it were a hammerhead.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Even a lean-to needs two uprights and a crosspiece.

    Fire The Sky

  • Smiling, Logan flipped the practice sword over in his hand, catching the narrow end and swinging the crosspiece as if it were a hammerhead.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Smiling, Logan flipped the practice sword over in his hand, catching the narrow end and swinging the crosspiece as if it were a hammerhead.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Even a lean-to needs two uprights and a crosspiece.

    Fire The Sky

  • Smiling, Logan flipped the practice sword over in his hand, catching the narrow end and swinging the crosspiece as if it were a hammerhead.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Strings of smoke rose from the crosspiece like dirty handkerchiefs, and in the distance I saw a flatbed truck roaring down the dirt road toward the blacktop.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • “I can see the lighthouse on the island,” she said at the top with one long leg hooked over the crosspiece which supported a lantern.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • “I can see the lighthouse on the island,” she said at the top with one long leg hooked over the crosspiece which supported a lantern.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

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