Definition of crosspiece in English:

crosspiece

noun

  • A beam or bar fixed or placed across something else.

    ‘tall pillars of brick with wooden crosspieces’
    • ‘The overburden at some points compressed twelve-inch overhead crosspieces, or caps, to two-inch thicknesses in a year.’
    • ‘The basic design involves two upright posts for each section, with a crosspiece connecting them.’
    • ‘He noticed a pack of book matches lying on one of the flat, iron crosspieces between the bars.’
    • ‘The trellis top, which consists of two pairs of horizontal crosspieces, is added piece by piece.’
    • ‘The crosspieces were circular and made of black stone, shot through with veins of grey.’
    • ‘As Adam stood, he too leaned on the redwood crosspiece, his bottle dangling in his hands as his shoulders hunched forward.’
    • ‘It was a double-edged middle sword with a simple crosspiece and handle.’
    • ‘These are then put together with a bolt long enough to slide through the main body, and the crosspieces, and with a butterfly nut on the top to allow easy loosening and tightening.’
    • ‘Carved crosspieces are lashed to the frame with rattan.’
    • ‘It was a rough construction of old boards nailed together with crosspieces.’
    • ‘Wooden power poles are installed with the intended use of supporting wires that are mounted either directly to the pole itself or to a crosspiece.’
    • ‘It looks like your grandma's old rooftop TV antenna, with a single long axis and several shorter crosspieces.’
    • ‘I clung to a crosspiece between two beams, to catch my breath.’
    • ‘The logs, laid horizontally across the iron frame, are lashed to the crosspieces with sturdy twine.’
    • ‘Skittles come shaped like mushrooms or as small thin posts with metal crosspieces.’
    • ‘Near the top of each post is nailed a crosspiece about 18 inches long.’
    • ‘Next, measure for and cut the lower 2x4 crosspiece (and an identical one for Step 10) and the two 45-degree braces.’
    • ‘The blade was set into a rounded cone-shaped hilt piece, from which sprang a finely-crafted crosspiece carved into the shape of silver angel wings.’
    • ‘We screwed short crosspieces near the bottom of each leg, burying them in the gravel to resist tipping.’
    • ‘I cover bramble rows with a fine mesh net, placing stakes with T-shaped crosspieces every 6 feet to keep the mesh from getting entangled with the plants.’
    post, pillar, stanchion, standard, paling, pale, stake, stick, picket, palisade, support, prop, batten, mast, bar, shaft, rail, rod, beam, spar, upright, vertical
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Pronunciation

crosspiece

/ˈkrɒspiːs/