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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Skittles come shaped like mushrooms or as small thin posts with metal crosspieces.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Near the top of each post is nailed a crosspiece about 18 inches long.’
    • ‘He noticed a pack of book matches lying on one of the flat, iron crosspieces between the bars.’
    • ‘The crosspieces were circular and made of black stone, shot through with veins of grey.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a double-edged middle sword with a simple crosspiece and handle.’
    • ‘The trellis top, which consists of two pairs of horizontal crosspieces, is added piece by piece.’
    • ‘Carved crosspieces are lashed to the frame with rattan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The basic design involves two upright posts for each section, with a crosspiece connecting them.’
    • ‘Next, measure for and cut the lower 2x4 crosspiece (and an identical one for Step 10) and the two 45-degree braces.’
    • ‘The logs, laid horizontally across the iron frame, are lashed to the crosspieces with sturdy twine.’
    • ‘I clung to a crosspiece between two beams, to catch my breath.’
    • ‘It looks like your grandma's old rooftop TV antenna, with a single long axis and several shorter crosspieces.’
    • ‘We screwed short crosspieces near the bottom of each leg, burying them in the gravel to resist tipping.’
    • ‘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.’
    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/