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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.


(Railways) US a sleeper between rails on a railway


(ˈkrɔsˌtaɪ, ˈkrɒs-)

1. a railroad tie.
2. a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
cross′tied`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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