n.1.(Steam Engine) A bar connecting the ends of the side rods or levers of a backaction or side-lever engine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was a full cross-tail finish so it means you need a full team with you otherwise you just going to be hammered in the gutter.
Then cross-tail wind pushed the riders and the final 300m were again against blustery head wind.