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 (krôs′tī′, krŏs′-)
A transverse beam or rod serving as a support, especially a beam that connects and supports the rails of a railroad.
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(Railways) US a sleeper between rails on a railway
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(ˈkrɔsˌtaɪ, ˈkrɒs-)

1. a railroad tie.
2. a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
cross′tied`, adj.
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Noun1.crosstie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway trackcrosstie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
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Crosstie demand increased as expected and improved conditions enabled higher levels of untreated tie procurement, both of which helped the performance of our RUPS business tremendously.
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Evan Isaiah would stride easily over debris and granite, almost dancing on each wooden crosstie. I always heard the train first, or maybe I was the one to admit it.
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NEW WOOD CROSSTIES (in thousands) Year GDP Crosstie Sales % Change 2008 -0.3% 20,668 0.2% 2009 -3.1% 19,648 -4.9% 2010 2.4% 19,579 -0.4% 2011 1.8% 21,888 11.8% 2012 2.3% 22,892 4.6% 2013 * 3.0% 23,505 2.7% 2014 * 3.0% 23,420 -0.4% Source: Railway Tie Association, Fayetteville, GA PRODUCTS & SERVICES SEGMENTATION (2013) INDUSTRIAL WOOD PRODUCTS Kiln-dried lumber 12.4% Wood reels 8.1% Wood handles 1.5% Household wood products 48% Other 30% Total $6.3bn Note: Table made from pie chart.
RTA releases latest growth report on tie production, purchases Crosstie production in March rose 1.4% to 1.7 million units compared with February, while purchases increased 6% to 2.2 million units, according to the Railway Tie Association.
RTA reports latest trend in crosstie production, purchases The volume of crosstie purchases dropped 34% to 1.9 million units in September year-on-year, but crosstie production rose 19% to 2.1 million units in the same period, according to the Railway Tie Association.
Upon her retirement she, and her late husband Bill, started the Crosstie fishing charter company.
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Integrated data warehousing solutions Heron InterAct on Friday announced releases of the DataYard financial data warehouse, InterAct Data Acquisition Engine and CrossTie General Ledger Connector solutions for trust management banks and trust companies.