One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wooden or concrete beam laid transversely under the rails of a railroad track to support it.
- ‘The organization promotes the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties.’
- ‘He hammered a silver spike into a railroad crosstie.’
- ‘He argues that tests on household plants growing next to old crossties found no creosote residue.’
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