Definition of crosspiece in English:



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

    ‘tall pillars of brick with wooden crosspieces’
    • ‘Near the top of each post is nailed a crosspiece about 18 inches long.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The logs, laid horizontally across the iron frame, are lashed to the crosspieces with sturdy twine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The overburden at some points compressed twelve-inch overhead crosspieces, or caps, to two-inch thicknesses in a year.’
    • ‘It was a rough construction of old boards nailed together with crosspieces.’
    • ‘As Adam stood, he too leaned on the redwood crosspiece, his bottle dangling in his hands as his shoulders hunched forward.’
    • ‘I clung to a crosspiece between two beams, to catch my breath.’
    • ‘He noticed a pack of book matches lying on one of the flat, iron crosspieces between the bars.’
    • ‘It was a double-edged middle sword with a simple crosspiece and handle.’
    • ‘Carved crosspieces are lashed to the frame with rattan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The basic design involves two upright posts for each section, with a crosspiece connecting them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Skittles come shaped like mushrooms or as small thin posts with metal crosspieces.’
    • ‘The trellis top, which consists of two pairs of horizontal crosspieces, is added piece by piece.’
    • ‘We screwed short crosspieces near the bottom of each leg, burying them in the gravel to resist tipping.’
    • ‘It looks like your grandma's old rooftop TV antenna, with a single long axis and several shorter crosspieces.’
    • ‘The crosspieces were circular and made of black stone, shot through with veins of grey.’
    • ‘Next, measure for and cut the lower 2x4 crosspiece (and an identical one for Step 10) and the two 45-degree braces.’
    post, pillar, stanchion, standard, paling, pale, stake, stick, picket, palisade, support, prop, batten, mast, bar, shaft, rail, rod, beam, spar, crosspiece, upright, vertical
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