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 (krôs′bēm′, krŏs′-)
A horizontal or transverse beam, especially a structural beam resting on two supports.


(Building) a beam that spans from one support to another


(ˈkrɔsˌbim, ˈkrɒs-)

a transverse beam in a structure, as a joist.
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Noun1.crossbeam - a horizontal beam that extends across somethingcrossbeam - a horizontal beam that extends across something
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction


[ˈkrɒsbiːm] Nviga f transversal
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Sideplates feature cross beam inspection ports that allow you to inspect inside tubes for failures when the tube is not visible due to abrasion resistant lining and eliminating the need for operators to crawl between decks for inspections.
Records do, however, show that in 1867 one James O'Connor was hanged twice, when at the first attempt, on opening the trapdoor, O'Connor, the rope and all fell through to the ground - the rope had either snapped, or the cross beam holding it had broken.
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The part is a transmission cross beam, the direct link to the engine-transmission mount, which contributes to the overall rigidity of the vehicle and supports the forces and torque of the engine-transmission unit.
There is a dining room with cross beam ceiling, a dual aspect sitting room with inset fireplace and a large breakfast-kitchen with doors to the terrace from the breakfast area.
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A continuous weld is made along the perimeter of the hole, which ties the cross beam tightly to the main frame rail.