Definition of cross member in English:

cross member

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  • A transverse piece which adds support to a structure.
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    • Three of these knees are used to help support the cross member and keep it in situ.
    • And combined with a passenger safety cell, surrounded by crumple zones, and structural cross members to absorb impact, it all helps to make the car a more enticing package.
    • Since any metal covering would block the antenna's signal reception, holes must be blanked in the roof and structural cross members re-routed.

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