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cross·piece

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

crosspiece

(ˈkrɒsˌpiːs)
n
(Building) a transverse beam, joist, etc

cross•piece

(ˈkrɔsˌpis, ˈkrɒs-)

n.
a piece placed across something; transverse or horizontal piece.
[1600–10]
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
Translations

crosspiece

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References in classic literature ?
The two logs were small and straight, and were lashed together by means of tough roots and crosspieces of wood.
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.
long Exterior screws, 3 1/2 Exterior screws, 3" 10d galvanized nails 8d galvanized nails Construction adhesive BENCH CUTTING LIST 2 back legs (A), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 80" 2 front legs (B), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 30" 4 bottom leg blocks (C), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" 4 middle leg blocks (D), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 18 1/2" 2 front and back for lower platform (E), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 46" 2 front and back for upper platform (F), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 84" 8 platform crosspieces (G), 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 24" 16 platform slats, upper and lower (H), 1" x 5 1/2" x 28 3/4" decking *
If you have a miter saw, set up a stop and cut all the short crosspieces you'll need.
Chiastolites were very important to Native American culture, with the four veins or crosspieces in the mineral signifying many different things.
A plank supported by two legs (or in some instances by four), maybe braced with crosspieces, a bench is hard and narrow, typically backless, conducive to sitting upright.
A National Science Foundation grant allowed for radiocarbon dating of three samples, one side rib and two of the umiak's bottom crosspieces.
Similarly, nail the other two 1x2 crosspieces to the four 8' 1x2 boards and the center 2x4 board.
Their bloody images create a fascinating pairing, with the bowed crosspieces of the crucifix in each emphasising the unbearable weight of the world's post-Holocaust sins bearing down on Christ's body; a contrast with the more human(e) accounts by Gilbert Spencer, Emmanuel Levy and Duncan Grant.
Two crosspieces are screwed in place horizontally on the posts, and four evenly spaced holes are drilled in them to accommodate the knots in the clothesline.