Definition of crossbar in English:
1A horizontal bar fixed across another bar or between two upright bars, in particular.
- Beneath the H's crossbar rests a pair of baked-bean cans.
- The 10-foot-high crossbar represents the defensive linemen's ability to jump and extend their arms.
- Position the first slat and nail or screw in place, then put one spacer on each crossbar so that you get the 1-inch space.
1.1(In sports) the bar between the two upright posts of a goal.
- His goalbound effort into a gaping goal struck the crossbar and rebounded to safety.
- After the upright and then the crossbar denied them a goal, he clicked into top gear.
- To score you must put the ball over the crossbar for a point or under the crossbar for a goal, worth three points.
1.2The horizontal metal bar between the handlebars and saddle on a man’s or boy’s bicycle.
- Over the years her customers included Free French sailors, a poacher who kept a 12-bore tied to his bicycle crossbar, the writer John Wyndham and a dog that smoked a pipe.
- The bike still includes a back rest and chrome seat loop, with only the gearshift altered, moving from the crossbar to the handlebars for safety reasons.
- Parents sometimes add rear-mounted child seats and/or an auxiliary saddle fitted to the crossbar to transport children.
Definition of crossbar in:
- British & World English dictionary
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