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 (krôs′bēm′, krŏs′-)
A horizontal or transverse beam, especially a structural beam resting on two supports.


(Building) a beam that spans from one support to another


(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


[ˈkrɒsbiːm] Nviga f transversal
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Pierre seized the crossbeam, tugged, and wrenched the oak frame out with a crash.
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.
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.
Blue Coat has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire network security company Crossbeam Systems.
Web security and optimisation specialist Blue Coat Systems Inc today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire network security company Crossbeam Systems Inc.
By acquiring Crossbeam, Blue Coat says it is laying the foundation for a broader strategy to transform the way businesses secure and optimize their networks.
Carl Zeiss has launched the AURIGA [R] Laser, a new advanced system combining the specific advantages of the AURIGA [R] CrossBeam (FIB-SEM) workstation with the capabilities of a pulsed micro-focus laser for fast ablation of material.