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 (krôs′bēm′, krŏs′-)
A horizontal or transverse beam, especially a structural beam resting on two supports.
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(Building) a beam that spans from one support to another
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(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
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[ˈkrɒsbiːm] Nviga f transversal
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Pierre seized the crossbeam, tugged, and wrenched the oak frame out with a crash.
A pause--then Flo cried out, "Bless me, there's a gallows and a man going up." "Where, where?" shrieks Amy, staring out at two tall posts with a crossbeam and some dangling chains.
I WAS UNCONSCIOUS LITTLE MORE THAN AN INSTANT, for as I lunged forward from the crossbeam to which I had been clinging, and fell with a crash to the floor of the cabin, the shock brought me to myself.
In the excess of his zeal he had accompanied the cart containing the scaffolding as far as the king's window, and one of the crossbeams fell on his leg and broke it."
The "little one" received her in the great cold, tarnished Venetian sala, the central hall of the house, paved with marble and roofed with dim crossbeams, and did not even ask her to sit down.
Then Ulysses and his son made all haste to take the helmets, shields, and spears inside; and Minerva went before them with a gold lamp in her hand that shed a soft and brilliant radiance, whereon Telemachus said, "Father, my eyes behold a great marvel: the walls, with the rafters, crossbeams, and the supports on which they rest are all aglow as with a flaming fire.
This series uses a three-platen clamp, in which force is applied to the rear of each platen by a crossbeam. This is said to avoid unbalanced application of clamping force and also accommodates oversized molds.
Figure 1 shows the closed four-point structure of the high-speed punching press considered in this study, including an upper crossbeam, side column, lower crossbeam, movable crossbeam, servomotor, gear set, slider, two crankshafts, four connecting rods, four lead screws, and four hydraulic cylinders.
A polyamide from BASF has been used to produce the world's first plastic transmission crossbeam for use in a rear axle subframe in Mercedes-Benz' S-Ciass vehicles.
From 2010 to 2012, Ruffolo was president and chief executive officer of Crossbeam Systems, Inc., a network security platform provider.