Crossbar shot - definition of Crossbar shot by The Free Dictionary
|a projectile which folds into a sphere for loading, but on leaving the gun expands to a cross with a quarter ball at the end of each arm; - used in naval actions for cutting the enemy's rigging.|
See also: Crossbar
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive
It was the second crossbar shot
in two nights for the Sharks; they've hit three posts and the two crossbars - solid shots, not nicks - in the last three games.
Schaefer had a couple of breaks on the crossbar shots
, but overall played extremely well.