railroad tie

(redirected from Cross tie)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railroad tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway trackrailroad tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This solves the well-known cross-tie stub problem associated with standard single, double and quad die packages used on double-sided assemblies by decreasing the distance the cross tie stubs must be routed in the breakout region.
Big Block[TM] also has patented steel wire cross tie system that makes it easy to manage walls with large amounts of reinforcing steel (rebar).
I was shocked to recently read that prison officers were banned from wearing St George cross tie pins' as this could be deemed as being racist.
Meanwhile, Cork City boss Tommy Dunne is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Turners Cross tie.
Prison officers who wore a St George's Cross tie pin were ticked off by the jails watchdog today.
STAFF at Wakefield prison have been ticked off by Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers for wearing a St George's Cross tie pin.
Build one roof truss, with the pitch of the rafter mimicking the existing roof and the cross tie the same length as the depth of the porch.