Definition of crosspiece in English:

crosspiece

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It looks like your grandma's old rooftop TV antenna, with a single long axis and several shorter crosspieces.’
    • ‘The logs, laid horizontally across the iron frame, are lashed to the crosspieces with sturdy twine.’
    • ‘As Adam stood, he too leaned on the redwood crosspiece, his bottle dangling in his hands as his shoulders hunched forward.’
    • ‘Next, measure for and cut the lower 2x4 crosspiece (and an identical one for Step 10) and the two 45-degree braces.’
    • ‘Carved crosspieces are lashed to the frame with rattan.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘It was a rough construction of old boards nailed together with crosspieces.’
    • ‘The overburden at some points compressed twelve-inch overhead crosspieces, or caps, to two-inch thicknesses in a year.’
    • ‘It was a double-edged middle sword with a simple crosspiece and handle.’
    • ‘The basic design involves two upright posts for each section, with a crosspiece connecting them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Skittles come shaped like mushrooms or as small thin posts with metal 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I clung to a crosspiece between two beams, to catch my breath.’
    • ‘We screwed short crosspieces near the bottom of each leg, burying them in the gravel to resist tipping.’
    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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