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 (krôs′pēs′, krŏs′-)
A transverse or horizontal piece, as of a structure or implement.
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(Building) a transverse beam, joist, etc
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(ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs-)

a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosspiece - a horizontal beam that extends across somethingcrosspiece - a horizontal beam that extends across something
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
2.crosspiece - a transverse brace
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
crossbar - long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
rundle, rung, spoke - one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
rung, stave, round - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
cross thwart, thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
transom, traverse - a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
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[ˈkrɒspiːs] Ntravesaño m
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Therefore, take me and bind me to the crosspiece half way up the mast; bind me as I stand upright, with a bond so fast that I cannot possibly break away, and lash the rope's ends to the mast itself.
In and out through the open woodwork was woven a crimson cord, which was secured at each side to the crosspiece below.
The two logs were small and straight, and were lashed together by means of tough roots and crosspieces of wood.
It's long, imperious, fast, and--to the relief of anyone who's actually gone downhill on one--it's actually controllable: The wooden crosspiece in the front bends the metal rails in the rider's desired direction.
Next, create a clamping crosspiece. Place the l-by-2 boards on top of one another, and drill four holes big enough for the bolts through both boards: two holes that are 1 inch from either end, and another two that are 7 inches from either end.
What is the name of the horizontal crosspiece over which pole vaulters must propel themselves?
It almost resulted in a goal as early as the fourth minute but Al Mabkhout's shot from close hit the crosspiece even as Yemen goalkeeper Mohammed Ebrahim Ayash made a valiant effort by diving full stretch to his right.
The crosspiece was flanked by banks of flowers, chrysanthemums and carnations, while from the pendant electric globes hung the vines of smilax.
Place one crosspiece at the top and one at the bottom of each frame.
In her model, the vertical shaft of the T represents core legal competencies, which some people say law schools are no longer providing, and the crosspiece represents a broad knowledge of other disciplines allowing for collaboration.
In the 18th minute, Rowllin Borges' free-kick from outside the box beat all, rattled the crosspiece and fell for Balwant who put it in but the flag was up much prior.