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 (krôs′pēs′, krŏs′-)
A transverse or horizontal piece, as of a structure or implement.


(Building) a transverse beam, joist, etc


(ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs-)

a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece.
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


[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.
The shooting deck also has two 2" x 2" x 10' treated uprights connected by a 2" x 2" overhead crosspiece for attaching military netting or grass material.
The toys consist of two rectangular wooden sticks connected by a wood crosspiece near one end and a coyote, super hero, woodpecker or yellow bird wooden cartoon character suspended by nylon string at the other end.
Did Jesus carry the crosspiece over one shoulder or over both shoulders?
Prior to this, Monu's effort had struck the crosspiece in the 63rd minute.
The resulting rebound was also headed over the crosspiece, much to Al Rayyan's agony.
The shortest crosspiece likely represents the cross-bottom timber nearest to the stern or stem post.
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A secondary definition is given as a branch, limb, crotch, or crosspiece.
Even the most experienced kite fisherman occasionally dunks a kite, and now and then a strut, string or crosspiece breaks.