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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.
Earlier, it was Kalba who called the shots with Omar Mansouri coming close to coring when his 25-yard pile-driver struck the crosspiece and went out.
Murilo even had a shot which rattled the crosspiece in the dying moments of the match as the Mariners looked lacklustre, to say the least.
Ismail Mohamed then found his shot take an unlucky deflection and fly over the crosspiece and Abdelkarim Hassan had his goal ruled out for being offside by the thinnest of margins.
Make the body by putting the shirt on the crosspiece first and pad it out with the stuffing.
The Red Knights were in total control in the first half with an Everton Ribeiro free kick being denied an entry by the crosspiece in the 35th minute.
Measures 4 inches by 6 inches, jaws open slightly when crosspiece is squeezed toward handle end.
Add board spacers to the underside of the top crosspiece so the bridge will sit level on the top of your machine.
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.
Designed to put user comfort, flexibility and convenience first, the ergonomic H-shape is the key to the Miller H-Design harness" explains Celine Verdot, product manager "The large openings on both sides, without a crosspiece, combined with horizontal leg straps create a uniquely comfortable solution.