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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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1. a railroad tie.
2. a transverse timber forming a foundation or support.
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|Noun||1.||crosstie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"|
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