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 (krôs′hĕd′, krŏs′-)
A beam that connects the piston rod to the connecting rod of a reciprocating engine.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a subsection or paragraph heading printed within the body of the text
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a block or beam, usually restrained by sliding bearings in a reciprocating mechanism, esp the junction piece between the piston rod and connecting rod of an engine
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a bar fixed across the top of the rudder post to which the tiller is attached
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a block, rod, or beam fixed at the head of any part of a mechanism


(ˈkrɔsˌhɛd, ˈkrɒs-)

a sliding member of a reciprocating engine for keeping the motion of the joint between a piston rod and a connecting rod in a straight line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosshead - a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
2.crosshead - metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
steam engine - external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
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And deep in the half-light other rods dodged deliberately to and fro, crossheads nodded, discs of metal rubbed smoothly against each other, slow and gentle, in a commingling of shadows and gleams.
Typical load-displacement curves obtained from three crosshead speeds used in the testing are presented in Fig.
Ideally suited where similar tests are performed frequently, the ExPress testing machines feature a static crosshead and a bottom-mounted servo-hydraulic piston for automatic testing in tension or compression.
The toughening mechanisms were examined, and variations of fracture toughness with rubber content and crosshead rate were discussed.
The Series 712 CircuitFlow crosshead is a low-volume design for 45 AWG to 10 AWG wiring sizes.
The use of BN as a processing aid of polyolefins and fluoropolymers is more effective when extrusion experiments are carried out using a special crosshead die of the type used in wire coating operations.
The 500 Series crosshead with gum space adjustment is designed specifically for the flow characteristics and unique processing challenges of elastomeric compounds.
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These single-column units have crosshead travel up to 34 in.
Capacity of the units ranges from 20N to 10kN, with crosshead speed ranging from 0.
One is a modular rotating and oscillating screw extruder and the second is a crosshead screw extruder with a screw that only rotates.