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 (krôs′trē′, krŏs′-)
n. Nautical
One of two horizontal crosspieces near the upper end of a section of mast on a sailing vessel, serving to spread the shrouds for the section above.


(Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of wooden or metal braces on the head of a mast to support the topmast, etc


(ˈkrɔsˌtri, ˈkrɒs-)

either of a pair of horizontal timbers or metal bars spreading the shrouds on a mast.


[ˈkrɒsˌtriː] n (Naut) → crocetta
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Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail.
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
It was ten in the morning; the corvette was under half-steam, as it was regretting to leave the spot where the catastrophe had taken place, when a sailor, perched on the main-top-gallant crosstrees, watching the sea, cried suddenly:
"Hold on; she don't nest in the crosstrees!" Dan laughed; and Harvey held on, for the boat lay in the air above his head.
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